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JAPAN DEAF EVANGEL MISSION

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ViBi

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Bible Translation= Overview

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The Translation= Process

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JAPAN DEAF
EVANGEL MISSION

Japanese

Established April 23,= 1993

Who We= Are

We are Deaf and Hearing, Japanese and= non-Japanese, pastors, missionaries and lay people, from various church backgrounds who first came together with a desire for Japanese Deaf to have a Bible in their own language; Japanese Sign Language. While this, our main focus, found immediate expression in ViBi (Video Bible), we are gradually expanding our scope to fulfill our whole mission.
The J-DEM= Mission
Sign Language Bible= Translation
Translate the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures into Japanese Sign Language and produce them on visual media, placing these Bible tapes for sale in bookstores throughout= Japan.
Research
Gather accurate statistics on Japanese Deaf Christians. At present there is not even an accurate count available.
Conduct linguistic research in Bible related signing and other areas which aid in Bible translation.
Dissemination of= Information
Publish a newsletter highlighting Deaf church, Bible, and translation related topics.
Bridging the Church and the Deaf Community
Serve as a resource to churches on Deaf -Hearing issues, provide helps to those with a burden for Deaf people, and hold Sign Language classes for
Hearing churches.

Planning Workshops and= Seminars
Hold workshops and seminars in Sign Language on Deaf church issues and translation issues.

Update: November 30,= 2000
For more information,= contact:
J-DEM/ViBi
Kiyose PO Box 1, Kiyose Shi, Tokyo 204-8691 JAPAN
FAX: 81-424-95-1778
E-mail: vibi@cam.hi-ho.ne.jp