| Jan 31, 2014

'Setsubun' ceremonies in Kyoto and Nara

Many temples and shrines in Kyoto and Nara will hold a “setsubun” ceremony this Monday 3 to celebrate the last day of winter in the traditional lunar calendar. Scattering beans to drive out devils and attract good fortune is one of the main activities ...

| Jan 24, 2014

Dancers sought for 'Dance 4 All' Kyoto event

Kyoto Art Center is seeking people who are interested in performing in the “Dance 4 All” events in Kyoto on Feb. 22 and 23. Dancing skills and experience are not required, but participants need to attend as many practice sessions as possible between Feb. ...

| Jan 17, 2014

Seminar for foreign job hunters in Osaka

Foreigners who want to work in Japan will have a chance to join a seminar in Minoh, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday to learn job-interview tips; to attend a counseling session Jan. 28 with the aim of finding a suitable job; and to meet company ...

| Dec 20, 2013

Diplomats' photo exhibit under way in Kobe 

Photos taken all over Japan by 57 foreign diplomats will be on display until Jan. 20 in Kobe. The exhibition, based on this year’s theme of “Cool Japan!” is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and ...

| Dec 13, 2013

'Cooks4Cooks' fundraising event in Kyoto

The fundraising event “Cooks4Cooks” for people in West Bengal will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Tadg’s Irish Restaurant & Bar in Kyoto. Funds will be raised through a bring-and-buy baked goods sale and a raffle for culinary related prizes. ...

| 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 ...