The "Silence Cafe" that the Deaf staff are employed will start collaboration business for three days on January 16, the 23rd, and the 30th in the cafe named "The Todoroki Cafe" located at Kichijoji Middle Street in Musashino-shi, Tokyo.
The Silence Cafe was opened in a public facility in Mitaka-shi, next to Mitaka-shi, in order to promote the barrier-free between the Deaf/deaf and hearing people in July, 2011, but it closed temporarily in December of the same year for reconstruction work in the facility. It re-opened in the "Grand Kiosk" in February and managed until July, 2012.
In this collaboration business, the Silent Cafe will offer a space for a morning session, a seminar, a meeting, etc. for 1,500 yen per hour till 10:00, and 2,500 yen per hour (2,000 yen per hour in 2 hours or more) from 18:00 to 21:00 in the Todoroki Cafe.
The cafe space will be limited to 17 persons, equipped fully with Wi-Fi. The staff will help with communication in writing, which requires reservation.
Watanabe, representing the Silent Care, says, "The Todoroki Cafe is often published by a magazine, and its design and atmosphere are great - the valuable store which cannot be easily rented. You are welcome to use this opportunity as the place for a morning session, a lecture and a classroom, club activities, etc."
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