May 14, 2016
A trial on the arson case will start at the Takamatsu District Court in Kagawa Prefecture, part of western Japan, on May 16. It was learned that a deafened person was chosen as one of lay judges. A note taking service will be provided for the first time in the prefecture.
Yoshikawa Michiko, 78, the director of the non- profit organization "The Prefecture Note-Taking Circle," which received a request for a note taking service by the district court, commented, "We will support the deaf lay judge with our best service." (photo)