Tottori Prefecture Governor briefing interpreted first in Japan


Governor Hirai's remark interpreted at the Tottori prefectural office.
(photo: http://www.nnn.co.jp/)

October 18, 2013

Tottori Prefecture where Japan's first sign language ordinance was enforced launched interpreting at Governor Hirai Shinji's regular briefing on October 17.

This is the first time that the sign language interpreter has been stationed by a governor's scheduled briefing in all prefectures all over the country.

The prefecture is broadcasting the regular briefing live by its website, and after the end of an interview distributes recording. It will set up the online video titled the "Sign Language Channel."


Japanese sources:
http://www.nnn.co.jp/news/131018/20131018002.html
http://mainichi.jp/area/tottori/news/20131018ddlk31010581000c.html
http://news.goo.ne.jp/article/sankei/nation/incident/snk20131018027.html

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