Event to learn different sign languages held in Tottori Prefecture

November 15, 2013

An event for Deaf persons from Japan and South Korea was opened in Yonago-shi, Tottori Prefecture. They learned mutually sign language which is different in both countries. About 30 Japanese Deaf persons gathered.

This event was held when five members of a Deaf theater group from South Korea visited Japan to participate in a signed theater with a Japanese counterpart.

After all the participants in both countries learned that sign language is varied with countries, etc. from the lecturer, one of the South Koreans explained that, as for South Korean sign language, the form of the Hankul alphabet was origin, etc.

Then, they were divided into a group of 2 persons and introduced themselves each other by using sign language and gestures.


Japanese source:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/tottori/4043029461.html?t=1384521595923

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