July 26, 2017
Tomioka-shi, Gunma Prefecture near Tokyo announced that it would begin to introduce a "Deaf guide" for a tour of the world-class cultural property "Tomioka Spinning Factory" on August 1.
The city began the project which dispatches interpreters to usual explanation, and dispatched 29 interpreters last year. However, it took time, and Deaf visitors pointed out that it would be better if a Deaf person acts as a guide who has the same viewpoint as them.
After the city trained Deaf persons as a guide, it became possible for them to act as a guide.