Princess Mako greets by sign language at high school sign language speech contest

August 27, 2016

Princess Mako of Akishinonomiya Family was present at the "The National High School Sign Language Speech Contest" at Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo on August 27. (photo)

She greeted using sign language for the opening ceremony. "Even if disaster information was broadcast through an audio device in case of Kumamoto Earthquake in September, it was difficult to reach out to a Deaf/deaf person," and also stated, "Our exchange would be broader by spreading sign language. It would lead to build the society that everyone lives safely."

The ten students who were chosen by prior screening demonstrated sign language that they have learned.

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