Category: Deaf

Deaf Disability Japan

Starbucks to open 1st sign language store in Japan

Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. said Wednesday it will open its first store in the country with sign language ability for hearing impaired customers.

Deaf Disability Forced Sterilization Japan

Fukuoka hearing impaired couple file forced sterilization lawsuit

On December 24th, a hearing impaired couple from Fukuoka Prefecture filed a lawsuit at Fukuoka District Court on the grounds that they were forced to undergo infertility surgery under the old Eugenic Protection Act, an act which violated basic human rights guaranteed by the Constitution. They are seeking damages of 10 million yen.