Deaf space science staff lectures at Deaf meeting

May 18, 2015

Kashihara-shi, Nara Prefecture:

The 28th Prefecture Deaf Conference" took place at the Prefecture Social Welfare Center in Kashihara-shi next to Osaka on May 17, in which the persons concerned and citizens participated.

Hasegawa Akiko, 33, a developer of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, was invited as a keynote speaker.

Revealed that she had severe deafness when she was 9 months old, she started to have an interest in the universe about at the age of five. She explained the process which changed her occupation after working for a private enterprise, to the current job at the age of 24.

She encouraged the audience, "Because I have had been supported by many people, it is now what I am. Challenge the chance now and open the future one after another".

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