Salesclerk learn how to communicate with the deaf customer in sign language in Hokkaido

The employees of a shopping center, Ion Hokkaido, learn sign language from the Deaf lecturer (right).

February 22, 2014 

The sign language basic ordinance which Ishikari-shi in Hokkaido enacted ahead of other cities, towns and villages all over Japan will be enforced in April.

The Ion Shopping Center in the city held the sign language class for its employees in cooperation of the city on February 21.

About 20 employees attended the class and learned how to meet the need of a Deaf shopper.

It is the first time that the sign language class is held for a company in response to the ordinance establishment.

The class is been going to be held 4 times including this time, in which about 70 employees are going to participate.

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