Deaf students from New Zealand visit Kyoto for exchange program

October 23, 2014

Fifteen people in total, including nine Deaf students aged 17-20, and teachers of Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Oakland, New Zealand, have visited Japan from October 16-26 in order to learn Japanese Deaf culture.

On October 22, the party visited the "Ikoinomura Center for the Deaf" in  Ayabe-shi, Kyoto, and enjoyed meeting with the Deaf persons, making pizza and bread at the bread making division in the center.

Principal  David Foster emphasized the result of exchange by the students who learned many things from the Japanese Deaf persons."

"Ikoinomura" is known as first institution for Deaf persons with multiple handicaps in the whole country.

The party will visit the school for the Deaf in Himeji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, etc. on Oct. 23.

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