Deaf students ask the measure against tsunami, etc. in Mie Prefectural Assembly

The students of the Prefectural School for the Deaf
asks a question in the Prefectural Assembly.
(photo: http://www.asahi.com/)

August 21, 2014

The Prefectural Assembly intended for high school students was held in the assembly plenary hall in Tsu-shi, Mie Prefecture on August 20 to attract high school students to get interested in prefectural government, which was the first measure by the Mie Prefectural Assembly.

Twenty-six students from eight schools participated in the event and asked a question about disaster prevention, industrial development, etc., which the members of the Prefectural Assembly answered.

Three students of the Prefectural School for the Deaf, through sign-language interpreting, asked a question about height relocation of their school building or a job boost for a person with disability.

The building of the School for the Deaf with about 100 students from preschool through high school level is placed with an altitude of 2 meters. One of the Deaf students insisted that it is the most important to relocate the school building to a safe place at an early stage as a preparation to tsunami.

One of the members of the Prefectural Assembly answered, "The school building will leak above 1 or 2 meters at the maximum by tsunami. You students can go up to the roof of the school building to avoid the disaster. The regular training against disaster is important."


Japanese source:
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG8N3TW4G8NONFB006.html

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