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​Developing children's sign language skills


*Komekko, an Osaka prefecture infant sign language acquisition support project that started in June 2017,
From April 2020, we will continue our activities as part of the Osaka Prefecture Komekko Project.


KomekkoWhat is

​Let's have lots of experiences to understand with sign language!


This is a place where deaf and hearing-impaired children from ages 0 to preschool gather to acquire and learn sign language through play.
In a place full of sign language, children will have fun while learning to understand it.
Develop the ability to interact and communicate with fellow deaf people and senior deaf people.


Greetings from the representative director

Together with their families, deaf children encounter the language of sign language, which can be understood visually, and foster communication skills through repeated experiences of being able to communicate and understand each other.

With this hope in mind, in June 2017, we started the infant sign language acquisition support project "Komekko" (subsidized by the Nippon Foundation). Komekko is a place for early support that is full of sign language. It has been operated by the Osaka Hearing Impaired Association, a public interest incorporated association, in collaboration with Osaka Prefecture. With your understanding and cooperation, we have been able to continue our activities with the participation of many families. The various encounters we have at Komekko and the smiles on the children's faces are priceless treasures for us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

NPO Komekko (NPO Sign Language Acquisition and Acquisition Support Research Organization) has been established and will take over the activities of "Komekko" from April 1, 2020. From mid-June, Komekko will be based at the Osaka Prefectural Welfare Information and Communication Center, which is scheduled to be completed in Morinomiya.

NPO Komekko will continue to carry out "Komekko" activities in cooperation with Osaka Prefecture and the Osaka Association for the Hearing Impaired. The entire staff, including Komekko supervisor Ms. Yoshiko Kawasaki (chairman of the Osaka Prefecture Sign Language Ordinance Evaluation Committee), will work hard to help the children's minds and language flourish.

As representative director, I am determined to serve to the best of my ability, although I may have limited ability. We look forward to your continued guidance and support.

April 1, 2020

NPO Komekko

Representative Director Akiko Monoi


Early consultation support Hidamari MOE

While listening to mom and dad talk,

Together, we would like to foster interactions that bring smiles to babies' faces.

We hope so and are waiting for you.

*Should I get involved now?

*How do people who cannot hear communicate?

*I want to listen to the stories of people who cannot hear.

*What is going on with education?

*I want to meet moms and dads who are going through the same experience.

*I would like to know more about the psychology and development of children who cannot hear.


Please come to Hidamari/MOE.

A clinical psychologist who specializes in hearing impairments will listen to your story.

We support children's hearing through a wide network, so

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Consultations are free if you live in Osaka Prefecture.

For those living in other areas, please contact us separately.

go for a walk



Please use this form to contact us:



NPO Komekko


3rd floor, Osaka Prefectural Welfare Information Communication Center, 1-3-59 Nakamichi, Higashinari-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

From Morinomiya Station on the JR Loop Line (Osaka Metro Chuo Line or Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line), go east on the south side of Chuo Odori Street for about 140m, then turn right at the second intersection and go south for about 280m.

TEL:06-6748-0084 / FAX:06-6748-0089

*KIP Co., Ltd. supports the activities of NPO Komekko.

*Recipient from Osaka Prefecture: NPO Komekko (Sign Language Acquisition Support Research Organization)

Infant consultation support regarding “hearing”
"Hidamari MOE"

Please make a reservation in advance.

Please contact us by phone or email.

[Telephone] Weekdays 10:00-17:00 Reception

Please call 090-3848-7195.



◦Telephone number

◦Children's name and age (age in months)

We would like to ask you.

You may be connected to an answering machine, but in that case, please leave your name, purpose, and phone number. We will contact you from here.

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