Hearing loss organization interviewed on Samuragouchi case, saying "We are misunderstood"

March 27, 2014

The nonprofit organization called "Tokyo Hearing Loss Association" gave an interview in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on March 27, and appealed as the disturbance involving Samuragouchi Mamoru who used to be "a totally deaf composer," "misunderstanding to hearing loss has spread".

Although Samuragouchi revealed having returned the disability card at the press conference on March 7, association officials indicated, "It led to misunderstanding that a person can hear even if he/she does not own the disability card."

Although there are millions of hearing-impaired persons in Japan, a disability card holder remains as about 350,000 people. There is the actual condition which a hearing loss person cannot get social welfare services at the level which cannot catch conversation.


Japanese sources:
http://mainichi.jp/select/news/20140328k0000m040046000c.html
http://apital.asahi.com/article/news/2014032800005.html

Related links:
Famaous composer was fake deaf

http://deafjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/03/famaous-composer-was-fake-deaf.html
Yokohama city states about the fake deaf composer and his disability card
http://deafjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/03/yokohama-city-states-about-fake-deaf.html

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