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American Sign Language: "Japan"



A version of the sign for "Japan / Japanese"


 



A version of the sign for "Japan / Japanese"


JAPAN/JAPANESE-[older version, not recommended]


 



For a relatively extensive discussion regarding how to sign Japan you may wish to consider joining the Lifeprint-ASLU Facebook group so you can view this discussion:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lifeprint.ASLU/posts/3677513972347770

 

For those of you who don't care to involve yourself with a FB group -- the result of the discussion ended up being that even different skilled JSL signers used slight variations on the sign for Japan.




Source: Nami Akiyama, a Deaf Japanese educator
Notice that she is slightly mouthing "Nihon" while doing the sign for Japan.
 

 


Source:
YouTube Channel "DeafJapan TV" (Danny Gong, a CODA)
Basic Japanese Sign Language 001
 https://youtu.be/XEmgLOzt4Vo

 

 

 


 



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