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 by Nov. 28 by sending an email with the subject line Bridges event to .

The center is a five-minute walk from Kitasenri Station on the Hankyu Senri Line.

Free career guidance for non-Japanese students

Foreign students going to school in Japan can attend a free career guidance event and meet company recruiters Dec. 6 in Kyoto.

The session will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by sending an email to .

The venue is Kyoto International Community House kokoka, six minutes on foot from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.

For further details go to (in English) or call 075-752-3511 .

Natural disaster class offered for non-Japanese

Non-Japanese residents can learn how to reduce the damage from earthquakes and tsunami on Dec. 7 in Osaka.

Admission to the class, which will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., is free. Translation will be provided in Chinese, English and Korean. Reservations must be made by calling 06-6773-8989 or applying online at (in English).

The class will be held in Tsunami Storm Surge Disaster Prevention Station, a one-minute walk from Awaza Station on the Chuo and Sennichimae subway lines.

Golden ginkgo fall foliage at Sobue festival

The Sobue festival featuring yellow ginkgo leaves is continuing through Dec. 1 in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture.

The Sobue district is known as the home of more than 10,000 trees, some of which are more than 100 years old.

A photo competition, flea market, stage performances and various other events will be held during the festival.

Shuttle buses run to the venue from Inazawa Station on the JR Tokaido Line.

For more information, visit (in Japanese) or call 0587-97-5800.

Creators Market to feature over 4,000 artisans

More than 4,000 professional and amateur artists will display and sell accessories, craft works, household goods, illustrations and photos on Dec. 7 and 8 in Nagoya.

The Creators Market will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is ¥800.

The venue, Port Messe Nagoya, is a five-minute walk from Kinjo Futo Station on the Aonami Line.

To learn more, go to (in Japanese) or call 052-221-0036 until Dec. 6 and 052-398-1834 while the event is running.

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