In response to that Governor Hirai Shinji (平井伸治) has expressed the future establishment of "sign language ordinance" (tentative name), Nippon Foundation located in Minato-ku, Tokyo visited the prefectural government on April 16. They confirmed that they would jointly make a study group for the ordinance.
The group will study the cases, such as laws on sign language, sign language education, etc. in other countries, and get opinions into shape for the ordinance.
Study group members will be university teachers and officers of Deaf organizations, meanwhile Nippon Foundation will provide the cultivated know-how as well as fund the activities of the study group.
The first study group meeting will take place on April 22.
Tottori Prefecture to establish "sign language ordinance"