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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:


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.


YouTube Channel "DeafJapan TV" (Danny Gong, a CODA)
Basic Japanese Sign Language 001





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