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Sunday, April 8, 2007

KANSAI: Who & What

German European School open house

German European School Kobe in Nada Ward is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18.

Founded in 1909, the international school provides German or English-based education from pre-kindergarten to elementary school for children aged 1 to 12. It is the only school in Kobe authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Organization's primary years program. At the open house, the school's education system and curricula will be explained to parents.

Admission is free.

The school is a five-minute walk from Rokko Station on the Hankyu Line. No parking facility is available.

For more information, call the school at (078) 851-6414.

Osaka YWCA class on wearing kimono

The Osaka YWCA Senri Center's Bridges Program is organizing a one-day class in English on kimono wearing for women from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at the center in Suita, Osaka Prefecture.

A instructor and Bridges members will demonstrate how to wear kimono, and participants will then try on the garment themselves. Kimono can be borrowed at the center.

The fee is 2,500 yen, including the cost of tea. For an additional 300 yen, participants can have their photograph taken.

Nine women will be accepted. Reservations must be made by April 16.

For reservations and details, call the coordinator at 090-9253-7150 or e-mail usagi9999@yahoo.co.jp

Seminar on Japan, Canada relationship

Japan Canada Kai, a friendship organization, will host a public seminar on the relationship between Japan and Canada from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at Kobe International Center for Cooperation and Communication (KICC) in Chuo Ward.

This year's seminar is on Japan and Canada as seen through the eyes of each other. Four JCK members will discuss the topic through their own experiences. After the seminar, participants will be invited to a tea party to exchange information about studying and taking working holidays in Canada.

Participation is 500 yen. Those wishing to attend must make an advance reservation via fax at (078) 783-5531 or e-mail at kawaijck@nifty.com

For more information, call the organizer at (078) 783-5531.

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