Between 30 May and 4 June 2017, the Director and the Deputy Director were at Fukuoka, Japan for attending the 112th WFD Board Meeting, as well as the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Japanese Federation of the Deaf.
At the 112th WFD Board Meeting, Mr. Shimamoto, Director of the WFDRSA presented the Regional Secretariat Report to the Board Members of WFD. The Board Members of WFD has given many positive feedbacks and encouragement to the WFDRSA. Meanwhile, there was a skype meeting with other board members in other parts of the world. At the meeting, both the Director and Deputy Director were happy to meet with the President of WFDYS and WFD RSAR.
Participating at the WFD Board Meeting has given the WFDRSA an opportunity to strengthen our communication and cooperation with the WFD Board. It’s also a good chance to exchange our thoughts on how to work together.
On the evening of 1 June, the WFD Board and the Regional Secretariat also had a meeting with the JFD Board while in Fukuoka, it was a great opportunity to get to know more about the work of JFD.
This year is the 70th Anniversary of Japanese Federation of the Deaf (JFD), the JFD has prepared a series of events for their celebrations, including the 65th National Congress of the Deaf in Fukuoka and 70th Anniversary of JFD between 2 June and 4 June 2017. Speeches regarding how sign languages are protected and promoted in other country, rights of deaf persons in regards to CRPD, access to information and also the 70-year history of JFD.
The WFD Board and the Regional Secretariat also had a meeting with the JFD Board while in Fukuoka, it was a great opportunity to get to know more about the work of JFD.
The experience to both the 112th WFD Board Meeting and the celebration events for JFD is really inspiring to us. Together we have gathered some photos to share with you about the great pleasure of the participation.