April 20, 2011
In the Kanagawa prefecture, there was the first public trial that tried the defendant of the murder case by the lay judge trial in the Yokohama District Court on April 19.
The CART was arranged for the first time as one of the elected lay judges and reserve lay judges was hard of hearing.
The Court has asked the lay judge candidates about the support needed before the procedure; note-taking, CART, sign language, the braille, etc.
In May, 2010, the Nara district court that had tried rape case arranged the CART service upon the request from the hard of hearing reserve lay judge.
On the other hand, there was a trouble of not having arranged the interpreting service in the Kochi district court for the Deaf candidate who had requested for it.