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Communication support boards donated to Hokkaido Police (June 26, 2008)

A police officer shows boards designed to help communication through illustrations

The Tokyo-based Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation of Health and Welfare donated 2,000 communication support boards to the Hokkaido Prefectural Police on June 25. The boards facilitate communication with speech-impaired people or those from other countries through the medium of illustrations.

The boards come in A3 and A4 sizes, and feature around 50 illustrations depicting various situations such as people who have lost something or are themselves lost. The pictures are accompanied by explanations in five languages including Japanese, English and Russian. Users can express what they want to say by pointing to the relevant image.

The foundation has been promoting the communication support boards since 2003. Their donation to the prefectural police in Hokkaido, the venue for the forthcoming G8 Summit, is the first in a series of planned donations to police departments across the country this year.

Toshihiko Kasahara, director of the Police Administration Department, accepted the boards from the foundation and expressed his appreciation by saying that they would be used during the Summit, when Hokkaido will be visited by many people from other countries.

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