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I'm deaf. How will I study or get a job?

Posted: January 9th, 2018 10:21 pm
by kochya0_519536
Konichiwa mina-san.

I'm a new member here. I love Japan when I was about 10 years old.

I know other Japanese and I can write some Japanese sentences.

I've always wanted to study animation and get a job in Japan. But I am deaf, I'm worried that no one will help me or take a note.

Will everything be fine if I'm alone to study then get a job?

Can anyone help?

Arigatou. :flower: :kokoro:

Re: I'm deaf. How will I study or get a job?

Posted: February 1st, 2018 8:38 am
by fremicourt3116
Hi there,

Well, it is always difficult for foreigners to come to Japan. I think a lot of foreigners have a great image of Japan, and in many ways, this could be the country of your dreams (I've been living there for the past few years) but there's also a lot of problems to solve, and one of them is that the country remains relatively closed.

Therefore, I guess being deaf might be an other problem and I guess also that you don't know the Japanese sign language either?

However, I have a Japanese friend who happens to be deaf, so I'll ask him if he can give you some advices.

Re: I'm deaf. How will I study or get a job?

Posted: February 3rd, 2018 8:27 am
by fremicourt3116
Hello there,

So I talked with my friend who told me that he's never heard of animation school devoted for deaf people. Therefore, you should maybe first learn Japanese. There are maybe some schools which teach in English but once again, they probably don't have any special policy toward deaf people.

Sorry, I can't be of much help.

Re: I'm deaf. How will I study or get a job?

Posted: February 14th, 2018 3:06 am
by community.japanese
Hi ,

Thank you for the comment and sorry for our late reply.

Like fremicourt3116 has said, learning the Japanese sign language will be huge help, but it will be challenging for sure. Keep studying Japanese is a good thing. Without any support system, learning new thing in Japan will be very difficult. Also, generally speaking, it's very hard for foreigners to land on good jobs in Japan without speaking the language at near native level. (English tutor is an exception.)

I'm sorry I can't be much of help. You might have a better luck with doing Google search with key words like 'support for deaf in Japan.' I hope you will be able to connect to the people in the similar situation.

Miki H