"Deaf-Mute Institute" monument unveils, celebrating 60th anniversary in Hokkaido

July 23, 2012

The unveiling ceremony of the private Muroran Deaf-Mute Institute monument was held at the social welfare organization Muroran Gensen School in Muroran, Hokkaido on July 22.

It was a project for the 60th foundation anniversary of the Muroran School for the Deaf carried out by its Alumni Association.

The institute, which would be changed to Muroran School for the Deaf later, opened near the Gensen School on October 1, 1936.

About 30 persons, including alumni members, principal and individuals concerned, attended the ceremony,

Chairman of the Alumni Association Tomizawa made a speech, saying "We had a hard time during the war time, truly supported by the people in the area, such as using the ground of a nearby school."

"We deeply appreciate the donations from across Japan to build the monument."

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