Interpreting dispatch zone lawsuit reconciled in western Japan

Ikegawa states her joy to reconciliation
in sign language.
October 22, 2014
The Deaf woman, Ikegawa Yoko (池川洋子), 43, who lives in Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa Prefecture,  has appealed against the city as illegal that it did not accept dispatch request for interpreting to the outskirts of the city.

As for the lawsuit, reconciliation was materialized in the Takamatsu District Court on October 22.

In order that Ikegawa might participate in the event in Tokyo accompanying entrance into a school of higher grade of her daughter in 2011, she applied for dispatch of an interpreter, which the city declined as "the dispatch is limited in the city in principle."

Since each self-governing body differed in the correspondence about a dispatch zone, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the outline proposal which also accepts suburban dispatch in March, 2013.

Takamatsu city revised its outline, expanding the dispatch zone in Kagawa in principle from in the city, and also allowing dispatch to the outside of the prefecture if needed in April, this year.

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Related link:
Sign-language-interpreting lawsuit: Talk for reconciliation to start in Kagawa

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