June 24, 2015
Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa Prefecture:
Takamatsu City Council in western Japan has decided on June 23 to introduce the interpreting service for the Deaf residents who want to know the contents of proceedings at an assembly, starting on June 26.
When a Deaf person applies to the city council secretariat beforehand to hear a plenary session and committee meetings, interpreters will be dispatched from the Prefecture Association of the Deaf. The service is free.
This is a part of the efforts for "an open assembly." The city council secretariat calls, "Use the system and learn discussions in the meeting."