|The inaugural meeting of the Hokuto-shi Association of the Deaf|
July 2, 2013
Ten Deaf persons who live in Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture established the Hokuto-shi Association of the Deaf on June 29.
They aim at promotion of social awareness about 200 local Deaf residents and starting an exchange program for Deaf and hearing people.
Also the association will cooperate with three sign language circle in the city in planning training of those who can sign, holding of the lifesaving emergency workshop for the Deaf community, etc.