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Sunday, May 17, 2009

KANSAI: Who & What

Canadian ambassador plans seminar in Hyogo

The Hyogo International Association and Japan Canada Kai will host a seminar by Canadian Ambassador to Japan Jonathan T. Fried from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Fried will give a talk titled "Canada and Japan, 80 Years" in English to commemorate the 80 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Japanese interpretation will be provided.

There will also be booths for Study Abroad programs in Canada and displays of Canadian goods.

Admission is free, but prior applications are necessary by e-mail. Around 100 people will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue is Hyogo International Plaza on the eighth floor of HAT International Health Development Building, a 10-minute walk from Nada Station on the JR Kobe Line. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

For advance applications and further information, contact JCK at (078) 783-5531 or e-mail kawaijck@nifty.com

Osaka groups to hold international food fest

The Osaka International House Foundation and Osaka YMCA International School are organizing the Osaka YMCA International School Food & Entertainment Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23 in Minato Ward, Osaka.

International students, Japanese and foreign residents will perform music while Kansai-based international exchange groups and NPOs introduce their activities. Booths selling Korean, Japanese, Filipino, New Zealand, Hawaiian, Indian and Sri Lankan food will be set up by students' parents and other international residents.

Admission is free. The venue is the Orc Hiroba on the second floor of ORC200, a commercial complex near Bentencho stations on the JR Osaka Loop LIne or the Chuo subway line.

For more information, contact the organizer at (06) 6773-8182 or e-mail johokikaku@ih-osaka.or.jp



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