Kyoko Kakihana

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We discuss the basic ideas behind a Japanese and American Sign Language Dictionary System for Japanese and English users. Our discussion covers two main points. The first describes the necessity of a bilingual dictionary. Since there is no “universal sign language” or real “international sign language,” if Deaf people should learn at least three languages:(More)
We discuss the basic ideas behind a Japanese to American Sign Language Translation System for the Japanese users, which assists Japanese Deaf people to communicate. Our discussion covers two main points. The first describes the necessity of a Sign Language Translation System. Since there is no “universal sign language” or real “international sign language,”(More)
The medical criteria for initiating insulin therapy, based on clinical profiles of type 2 diabetic patients, have not yet been clearly established. We explored various parameters with 48 type 2 diabetic patients who were taking oral hypoglycemic medication. Among parameters, body mass index (BMI), the fasting plasma glucose level (FPG), and plasma chloride(More)
This paper describes a trilingual sign language dictionary (Japanese Sign Language and American Sign Language, and Korean Sign Language) which helps those who learn each sign language directly from their mother sign language. Our discussion covers two main points. The first describes the necessity of a trilingual dictionary. Since there is no "universal(More)
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