April 25, 2016
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided that it would dispatch interpreters from across the nation by April 25 to support the life of the persons who are Deaf or sight impaired hit by Kumamoto earthquake.
Not only interpreters but note takers, helpers using a braille and Deaf counselors are recruited. They give necessary help at the shelters and the official facilities as the Deaf evacuees have not received daily life information sufficiently.
About 150-200 interpreters throughout the nation applied for the 2011 Eastern Japan Great Earthquake.