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Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005

KANSAI: Who & What

Beat the Osaka heat at special snow field:
Tempozan Harbor Village, a waterfront amusement district in Minato Ward, Osaka, is holding an event featuring artificial snow until Thursday.

A 3-meter by 3-meter space covered with snow will be open to visitors every day at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. after a snow machine has added another layer. Also, there will be quizzes on the animals displayed in the village's Kaiyukan aquarium and a treasure-hunting game in which participants will hunt for elastic balls or toys buried in the snow. The first 50 applicants will be allowed to take part in the treasure hunt.

The event will take place in the village's Event Square, located between the aquarium and the Tempozan Market Place shopping building.

Participation is free. No reservation is required.

The venue is five-minute walk from Osaka-ko Station on the Chuo subway line.

For more information, call the organizer at (06) 6576-5501.

Seminar for students looking for universities:
The Kyoto City International Foundation is hosting a consultation meeting for non-Japanese students who want to attend a university in Japan.

The Kyoto no Manabi seminar will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Campus Plaza Kyoto in Shimogyo Ward.

There will be booths where officials from more than 20 universities and junior colleges in Kyoto Prefecture will provide general information about their schools and answer questions about their programs and entrance exams. Advice on visas, immigration and other issues often faced by foreign students will also be offered by specialists in these areas.

Three short lectures will be given to help visitors become familiar with the atmosphere of actual classrooms.

Participation is free. No reservation is required.

The venue is in front of the JR Kyoto Station building, next to the post office.

For more information, call the co-organizer, the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, at (075) 353-9100, fax (075) 353-9101 or visit its home page at www.consortium.or.jp

Class on Korean-style watercolor painting:
Osaka YWCA Senri Center is organizing a one-day class of Korean-style watercolor painting from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

Meeting at the teacher's residence in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, participants will decorate their own greeting cards. All materials will be supplied.

Participants will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the ticket gate of Hankyu Kita Senri Station.

Participation is 1,000, yen not including transportation and lunch. Reservations must be made by Sept. 13.

For reservations and details, telephone the YWCA's Bridges Monthly Events coordinator at 090-9253-7150 or send e-mail to usagi9999@yahoo.co.jp

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