| Nov 29, 2013

Free consultations for foreigners in Wakayama

Non-Japanese people in Wakayama can receive information and advice for free from specialists covering a variety of problems and other needs. The session, lasting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, covers issues such as domestic violence, education, immigration, legal matters, Japanese-language classes, ...

| Nov 22, 2013

Christmas wreath-making class at Suita YWCA

An annual class on making Christmas wreathes will take place in the YWCA Senri Center in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6. Participants need to pay ¥2,000 and bring their own pair of florist scissors. Reservations must be made ...

| Nov 8, 2013

Concerts with string instruments in Kyoto

Concerts featuring Chinese and Japanese string instruments will be held this month and in December in Kyoto. A koto concert (www.kac.or.jp/events/8738/) will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Kyoto Art Center, a five-minute walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line and ...

| Nov 1, 2013

Kyoto palace to hold football, music event

Until Monday visitors to Kyoto can enter the Imperial Palace without the need to make applications in advance. They can watch the ancient football game “kemari” at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday and the traditional court music and dance at 10 a.m. ...

| Oct 25, 2013

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 ...

| Oct 18, 2013

Kyoto shrine ready for Kurama Fire Festival

The Kurama Fire Festival, considered one of the strangest festivals in Kyoto, will take place Tuesday at Yuki Shrine. The festival starts when lanterns are lit in front of each house in the surrounding area at 6 p.m. and continues with boys and men ...

| Oct 11, 2013

Big Oktoberfest at Deutsche Schule Kobe

Deutsche Schule Kobe European School will hold Oktoberfest 2013 on Oct. 19 in Kobe. Live German music will be performed during the event, which will last from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but traditional German food — including homemade sausage — ...

| Sep 27, 2013

International artists flock to 'Kyoto Experiment'

The Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival’s “Kyoto Experiment” will run from Saturday until Oct. 27. Artists from Argentina, Brazil, Britain, France, Germany and Japan will gather and present performances and related events, including exhibitions, lectures and symposiums at various sites throughout the city of ...

| Sep 13, 2013

'Rakugo' show, shamisen workshop in English

A “rakugo” comic storytelling performance and a shamisen workshop, both in English, will be held for free Sept. 23 in Osaka as part of the Kansai Music Conference. The workshop will start at noon and the rakugo at 12:30 p.m. No reservations are required. ...