May 11, 2017
Takahashi-shi in Okayama Prefecture, part of western Japan, carried out a Sign Language regulation for the first time in the prefecture in April, 2017.
The city has started the sign language lecture for paramedics and firemen on May 10 (photo), aiming that they can communicate easily by sign language in doing first aid conveyance of persons with hearing impairments. Policemen participated and learned a basis of sign language, too.
The lecture is held by the pace of the twice a month at the city fire fighting head office in the city.