September marked the beginning of an important week for the deaf people in the world – the International Week of the Deaf. But this year made it even more important as the UN proclaimed 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) and to be observed each year beginning in 2018.
As part of the pre-event to celebrate the 1st IDSL, WFD RSA took the time to outreach to the embassies in Tokyo, and met with their ambassadors to advocate the importance of Sign Languages not only in Japan, but also in the countries they represent and Sign Languages are assets to the world, not only to the deaf but also to the hearings.
As a result, WFD RSA has visited the Embassy of Afghanistan, Lao, Malaysia, Iran, Nepal, Singapore, China, Philippines and Maldives in Tokyo.
Embassy of Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore and Embassy of China.
Embassy of Philippine, and Embassy of Maldives.