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Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Renowned American poet to perform in Kyoto

The Japan International Poetry Society invites people to an English-language poetry event on March 22 in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto.

Internationally renowned American poet and translator Jerome Rothenberg will perform a representative selection of poems from his earlier and later works, including poems set in Japan from his book titled "A Paradise of Poets."

Admission is ¥1,000. No advance registrations are required.

The hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The venue is a conference room of Heartpia Kyoto, which is near Exit 5 of Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma subway line. For an access map, go to www.heartpiakyoto.jp/ (in Japanese).

Please send an e-mail to janenakagawa@yahoo.com for further information.

New facility opens in Suita's Expo Park

Expo Park in the city of Suita, Osaka Prefecture, on Saturday opened a new facility named Expo '70 Pavilion.

Expo '70 Pavilion is a recreational facility made using a building previously called Tekko-kan, which was used for a pavilion organized by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation at the Japan World Exposition in 1970.

The new facility features goods, photographs and video footage from the exposition, some of which are shown for the first time, to illustrate the popularity of the 1970 event.

Expo '70 Pavilion is located in Shizen Bunka-en (Natural and Cultural Gardens) of the Expo Park. Admission to the Shizen Bunka-en is ¥250 for adults and ¥70 for elementary and junior high school students. Admission to Expo '70 Pavilion is ¥200 for people of high school age and older and free for junior high school students and younger.

The venue is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Wednesdays.

Contact the park office at (06) 6877-7387 for more information.

Enjoy a Bach church concert in Nishinomiya

The Telemann Institute Japan is organizing a church concert at Catholic Shukugawa Church in the city of Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, from 3 p.m. on March 22.

The program is "Johannespassion" BWV. 245 by German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Takeharu Nobuhara will conduct and the Telemann Chamber Orchestra and Telemann Chamber Choir will perform with soprano Tomoko Nakamura, tenor Yoshifumi Hata and others.

Tickets are available for ¥3,000 in advance at ticket agency Pia and the Telemann Institute Japan. Admission is ¥3,500 at the door.

The venue, Catholic Shukugawa Church, is a five-minute walk from Shukugawa Station on the Hankyu Kobe Line.

For tickets and more information, please send an e-mail to yoyaku@cafe-telemann.com or contact the organizer at (06) 6345-1046.

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