Kyoto to screen German nuclear documentary

The German documentary “Under Control” about nuclear plants in the country, with Japanese subtitles, will be shown for free from 2 p.m. on March 23 in Kyoto.

The film’s director, Volker Sattel, and producer, Stefanie Gaus, will join the audience after the film for a Q&A session. The first 100 applicants to apply will be invited to view the documentary. No reservations are required.

The venue, Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa, is a six-minute walk from Jingu Marutamachi Station on the Keihan line.

For further information, go to www.goethe.de/ins/jp/kam/ver/ja10604184v.htm (in Japanese) or call (075) 761-2188.

Old Osaka-themed films to be presented

Visitors to the National Museum of Art, Osaka, will be able to watch old films dating from between the 1910s and 1930s and related to Osaka, on Saturday and Sunday.

The first session, which starts at 1 p.m., will screen four short films. During the second session, from 3 p.m., “Naniwa Elegy,” which runs for 72 minutes, will be shown. Admission is free. Numbered tickets for 130 people to attend each session will be distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the performance.

The museum is a short walk from Watanabebashi Station on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line. For details, go to www.nmao.go.jp/event/index.html#ac201303134848 (in Japanese) or call (06) 6447-4680.

Kyoto temple to show Buddha’s death painting

Shinnyodo Temple in Kyoto will display a huge, colorful painting illustrating the death of Buddha. It will be shown until March 31.

The 6-by-4-meter painting portrays Buddha entering Nirvana and surrounded by 127 different creatures. Admission is ¥500 for adults, ¥300 for high school students and ¥200 for junior high schoolers.

To get to the temple, which is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., take Kyoto City Bus 5 or 17 from Kyoto Station for about 40 minutes and get off at Kinrinshakomae or Shinnyodomae. For further information, visit shin-nyo-do.jp (in Japanese) or call (075) 771-0915.

English story-telling session set for Nagoya

Foreign volunteers will read picture books for children in English from 2-2:30 p.m. on March 24 in Nagoya. Participation is free and no reservations are required.

The venue, Nagoya International Center, is a seven-minute walk from Nagoya Station. For more information, go to www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/1187 (in English) or call (052) 581-0100.

UNESCO official to speak about education

A lecturer from the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan will talk in Nagoya from 2 p.m. Wednesday about their “World Terakoya Movement,” an international cooperation program for nonformal education in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Nepal.

Admission is free, but reservations are required and the first 50 people will be accepted. The speech will be in Japanese.

Nagoya International Center is a seven-minute walk from Nagoya Station. For information, visit www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/japanese/nicnews/archives/14825 (in Japanese) or call (052) 581-5691.