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Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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Textile weaver to speak about family business

Non-Japanese are invited to a free lecture by a traditional textile weaver from 2 to 4 p.m. May 22 at the headquarters of the Japan Foundation Kyoto Office in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto.

The lecturer, Yutaka Yamaguchi, is senior managing director at Yamaguchi Textile Co., a manufacturer of high-end silk fabrics. He will talk about his family business, in which his 96-year-old father still works as a skilled artisan.

For more information, phone (075) 211-1312 or (075) 255-1273.

Britain English courses subject of Osaka fair

The British Council will host an education fair on studying English in Britain, from noon to 5 p.m. May 26 at Twin 21 MID Tower in Chuo Ward, Osaka. About 30 schools will be represented. For more information, phone (06) 6342-5301.

NGO founders discuss Rwandan prosthetics

Mulindi/Japan One Love Project, a nongovernmental organization making artificial limbs for land-mine victims in Rwanda, will give briefings in Osaka and Kyoto.

Founders Mami Yoshida and Gatera Emmanuel will report on the group's efforts, and funding and staff shortages.

The first session will be May 24 at Osaka St. Paul's Church in Kita Ward; the second is May 25 at Catholic Kawara-Machi Church in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto. Both start at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call (090) 3702-0547 or call or fax (0467) 86-2065 or e-mail mayumi77@f5.dion.ne.jp

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