JAPAN: What sign languages are used in Japan?
This article can help you answer the following questions:
What additional sign language resources are there for Japan?
Where is Japan?
How many Deaf / Hard of Hearing people are in Japan?
There are an estimated 4,173,700 Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Japan.
This percentage is a rough estimation: 3.3% of the general population. Lack of research make estimating these numbers difficult. The World Health Organization estimates 5% of the world population has significant hearing loss. Keep in mind that developing nations typically have a much higher number of Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations.
What sign languages are used in Japan?
日本手話 or Nihon Shuwa (Japanese Sign Language)
Written / spoken languages in Japan:
How do you say Japan in sign language?
Where can I learn Japanese Sign Language online?
This language is not yet available. If you would like to learn this language, please request it here: https://www.intersignuniversity.com/sign-languages
InterSign University offers many international sign language courses. Check them out here:
Where is the Deaf village in Japan?
What Deaf organizations are located in Japan?
Japanese Federation of the Deaf (JFD)
Additional sign language resources for Japan
We will update this section as more information becomes available.