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Pakistani activists to speak on women’s rights

Amnesty International Japan will host a speech by Pakistani activist Rukhshanda Naz in Osaka on Nov. 3 between 2 and 4 p.m..

During her talk, which will be presented in English, Naz will discuss discrimination and violence against women in Pakistan.

Admission is ¥800 for adults and ¥500 for students. Reservations, which can be made by calling 06-6227-8991 or sending an email to fwht6821@mb.infoweb.ne.jp, are recommended.

The venue is Osaka Municipal Lifelong Learning Center, located a few minutes on foot from Umeda and Osaka stations.

More details can be found at www.amnesty.or.jp/get-involved/event/2013/1103_4184.html (in Japanese).

Kyoto foundation planning events at open day

Kyoto City International Foundation will present its “Open Day 2013″ on Nov. 3 in Kyoto.

During the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to enjoy a free speech/concert by a Tibetan singer, shop at a flea market, attend world culture workshops, see Indian and Indonesian dance performances, and buy gourmet food items from around the world at various stalls.

To attend the Tibetan singer’s concert, please call 075-661-3755 to make a reservation.

The event will take place at Kyoto International Community House (Kokoka), which is a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.

For details, check www.kcif.or.jp/HP/jigyo/tabunka/en/openday/2013/index.html (in English) or call 075-752-3511.

Osaka to present ninth Brazilian film festival

The 9th Brazilian Film Festival will run from Saturday until Nov. 1 in Osaka.

Eight films, including dramas, comedies and documentaries, will be shown nonstop from morning until night during the period. Most of the films have English subtitles. Tickets are ¥1,500 for adults and ¥1,300 for students per film.

The venue, Cine Nouveau, is about a three-minute walk from Kujo Station on the Hanshin Namba Line and the Chuo subway line.

For more details, visit www.cinemabrasil.info/pages/home/lang:en (in English). The contact number is 06-6582-1416.

Nagoya book recycling bazaar set for Nov. 3

A book recycling bazaar will be held between 1 and 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Nagoya International Center.

Some of the proceeds from the bazaar will go to the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan to promote education in developing countries, while the rest will help the NIC library purchase new books.

The center is about seven minutes on foot from Nagoya Station.

For more information, go to www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/10714 (in English) or telephone 052-581-0100.

Job fair for international students in Nagoya

Non-Japanese college students in Nagoya and the surrounding Tokai region are invited to attend the Job Fair for International Students on Nov. 9 in Nagoya.

The International Student Center will hand out information and advice to interested individuals during the session, which will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

The venue is Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a five-minute walk from Fushimi Station on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai subway lines. For details, check www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/10710 (in English) or telephone 052-654-3511.