May 2, 2017
Kato City Office in Hyogo Prefecture next to Osaka formed a first Sign Language Regulation among autonomous bodies in Kinki area in 2014.
The city started the activity, "Kato Cherry Tree Room", at a social welfare center on May 1.
Deaf and hearing persons will work on lifelong learning while communicating through sign language. The room opens in the morning every Monday.
On the first day, 12 Deaf and 15 hearing persons gathered, communicating each other about a hobby and others. (photo)