Showa University Hospital in Tokyo will hold the 10th citizen public seminar on Saturday, June 29 which a Deaf/deaf person can also participate with the use of sign-language interpreting, note taking, or a magnetic loop (hearing-aid support system).
Hayase* Kumi* (早瀬久美), the first Deaf pharmacist nationally licensed, will give a lecture. She works at the hospital as a pharmacist.
Showa University Hospital established a space for the Deaf/deaf outpatients in March, 2007, which was the first in the whole country as a university hospital in order that a Deaf/deaf patient and a medical staff may take effective communication as a motto for safe and sufficient medical treatment.
*Note: The Japanese name is usually in order: one's last name comes first, and then the first name comes next.