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Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

KANSAI: Who & What

Kyoto foreign residents invited to seminar

Kyoto City International Foundation will hold a seminar, followed by a party, for foreign residents in the city of Kyoto on Sunday.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn various tips about how to live comfortably in Japan. Subjects to be covered include visa issues, part-time jobs, transportation rules, where to shop for reasonably priced goods, mobile phones and the Internet.

The seminar, to be conducted in Japanese, English and Chinese, will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the party is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Participation is free, but participants need to sign up at business.form-mailer.jp/fms/c7afaca72778.

The venue is a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.

For more information, visit www.kcif.or.jp/HP/jigyo/student/jp/kangeikai/kangeikai.html, call (075) 752-3511 or send an email to office@kcif.or.jp.

Multilingual games, chat event set for Minoh

Non-Japanese are invited to a multilingual session in Minoh, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday to play games and chat with participants.

The Minoh Association for Global Awareness will host the session in which participants will converse in English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Bahasa Indonesian.

Participation is free. Those who wish to participate need to apply by calling (072) 727-6912.

To get to the association, take buses 30, 51, 55, 56, 58 or 59 from Senri Chuo Station on the Osaka Monorail and the Kita-Osaka Kyuko Line and get off at either the Toyokawa Shisho or Ninotani stops.

For more information, go to mafga.or.jp/en/ (in English) or call the number above.

Animator training lecture at Kyoto museum

The Kyoto International Manga Museum and the KYOTO CMEX executive committee will jointly hold a lecture Oct. 28 in the city of Kyoto on training for animators and regional development by examining the content industry in Denmark.

Morten Thorning, establisher and general manager of the Animation Workshop, an animation staff training organization in Denmark, will speak at the lecture, followed by a panel discussion in which Tsuneo Maeda, an animation director and professor at Kyoto Seika University, will also take part.

The events will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participation in the event is free, but to get into the museum adults need to pay ¥800, high school and junior high school students ¥300, and elementary school students ¥100. No reservations are required.

The museum is a two-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station on the Tozai and Karasuma subway lines.

For more information, visit www.kyotomm.jp/english/event/evt/kyoto_cmex_2012eng.php (in English) or call (075) 254-7414.

Nagoya festivals to feature parades, dances

Visitors to Nagoya will find various events related to the Nagoya Festival being held at several sites around the city Saturday and Sunday.

One of the main events will be a parade in central Nagoya featuring the three famous warlords from the 16th century who grew up in the surrounding area: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. On Saturday the parade will leave Nagoya Station at around 2 p.m., while on Sunday it will start from Nagoya City Hall at around 1 p.m. Nagoya City Hall is near Shiyakusho Station on the Meijo subway line.

For more information, go to www.nagoya-festival.jp (in Japanese) or call (052) 972-7611.

Also in Nagoya, the World Collaboration Festival 2012 will take place on Oct. 27 and 28.

The festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, will offer on-stage performances of dance and music from around the world, booth exhibitions and seminars by various international organizations, World Cafe, and other events.

Admission is free.

The venue, Oasis 21 and Hisaya Odori Park, is a two-minute walk from Sakae Station on the Sakura-dori and Meijo subway lines.

Check www.world-collabo.jp/material/english.pdf (in English) or contact Nagoya International Center at (052) 581-5691.

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