June 8, 2016
The National Municipal District Chiefs Society on Sign Language was established in Tokyo on June 8 in order to promote establishment of "Sign Language Ordinance" which admits sign language as a language and plans for the social realization of the its use at all places through autonomous bodies cooperate widely.
The 250 municipal district chiefs and 4 town mayors joined the group.
A forum was opened also in Tokyo on the day, and 61 mayors from across the country participated and confirmed to cooperate on work for communication and enlightenment to raise a time in the whole country. About 400 persons concerned participated in the forum. (photo)