Sunday, February 6, 2011

Takatsuki City Federation of the Deaf - Youth Section Meeting

Earlier today I traveled to Takatsuki-shi to give a lecture about deafness, sign language and visual anthropology at the city's youth section of its deaf federation. I also participated in a discussion about cross-cultural issues between Japan and the United States and between deaf and hearing people. It was a great opportunity to meet people and discuss important issues about Japanese society. The participants are pictured above. One might note that the number of young people is not so large - this is perhaps an illustration of the declining birthrate of deaf people and Japanese people in general. But age is not so important. Young at heart makes for lively and useful discussions. Many thanks to all for allowing me to participate. And please come to the KGU JSL Study Group in the future!

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