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Multilingual volunteers and specialist advisers will hold free counseling sessions today for foreigners as part of an international citizens’ festival at the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward.

Both face-to-face and telephone consultations will be available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Persian, Russian and Urdu. The counseling is designed to deal with problems concerning labor, law, health and medicine, education and other everyday matters.

The sessions are a part of Tokyo Global Citizens’ Festival ’98, organized by citizens’ groups and backed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Counseling sessions run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in lecture rooms 1 and 2 of the museum, a three-minute walk from JR Ryogoku Station. For counseling, visit the museum or call 050-221-3202 or 050-231-2811. The phone numbers are available today only.


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