February 27, 2015
The monitor of the realtime captioning system was installed
in a seat for the public in the Karuizawa-machi assembly.
Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Prefecture:
Karuizawa-machi assembly north from Tokyo has started a test with the realtime captioning system which indicates a remark at the floor in the assembly meeting on February 26 when the regular meeting for March was held.
The assembly office explains as a part of assembly reform in order to make many townspeople who are Deaf/deaf, senior citizens, etc. understand a remark at the floor by the system. The system is continued experimentally within the year before a decision is made on whether to introduce it.
"The Minutes Research Center" in Tokyo has offered without charge for tests. It says the assembly which introduces the realtime captioning system is unusual nationwide including test practical use.