July 22, 2016
"The Group of the Governors to Spread Sign Language," aiming at making society which Deaf/deaf people can use sign language everywhere surely, started by July 22 and held a general meeting in the Diet.
The governors cooperate and pressure the Government to establish the "sign language law" which requires dissemination of information by the sign language as well as promotes projects to understand sign language nationwide in spite of a presence of a disability.
Governors from 33 prefecture became a member of the group. Tottori Prefecture Governor Hirai Shinji who set a Sign Language Regulation for the first time nationwide in October, 2013 assumed a chairperson.