Japanese Sign Language

Q: Hey Richard,

I have been trying to learn Japanese little by little (as I’m learning Spanish in school right now), and your site is amazing and I thank you deeply for that!

My question is, have you ever seen or spoken to someone in Japan or somewhere else that knew or “spoke” JSL (Japanese Sign Language)? I have seen YouTube videos on learning it, but I’d like to know your take on it and such.

Thanks again


A:  Hi Joey,  yeah Japanese sign language is quite popular over here and quite a few people I’ve worked with now how to speak it.  It is actually very different from American sign language, and more closely resembles Japanese grammar etc.  Whilst of course still being different!

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