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Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Lecture on Turkish music, culture in Kyoto

The Japan-Turkey Culture Society is hosting a lecture on Turkey and east Mediterranean music from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 11 in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto.

Abdurrahman Guelbeyaz, associate professor at Osaka University, will give a lecture on the culture and music of Turkey in Japanese.

The venue is Kyodai Kaikan, which is near Jingu Marutamachi Station on the Keihan Railway's Oto Line.

Participation is ¥2,000 for adults and ¥1,500 for students, which includes Turkish wine and light snacks. Advance applications are required by phone or via e-mail by July 9.

E-mail nitto@silk.plala.or.jp or contact the organizer at (075) 255-7530 on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for more information.

Kyoto foundation to show Kuroki film with subtitles

The Kyoto City International Foundation is organizing a screening of a Japanese movie with English subtitles from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 31.

The 2004 Japanese film "Chichi to Kuraseba" ("Living with My Father"), based on a novel by Hisashi Inoue and directed by Kazuo Kuroki, will be screened with English subtitles.

Admission is free, and there will be 30 seats. Advance reservations are necessary by phone.

The venue is the library of the Kyoto International Community House, which is a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.

Contact the foundation at (075) 752-1187 for further information.

Free legal counseling for foreigners in Osaka

A counseling event for foreign residents will take place at Osaka International House Foundation in Tennoji Ward, Osaka, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 11.

Legal experts will give foreign residents counseling information on issues related to human rights, immigration, labor, employment, health insurance, national pension, everyday life, tax, education and more. There will be an interpretation service available in nine languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Thai, Filipino and Vietnamese.

Admission is free and no advance applications are required.

For details, contact the foundation at (06) 6773-8989, or visit their Web site at www.ih-osaka.or.jp (available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese).

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