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An international conference on peace, language and education will be held in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday and Sunday.

The Peace as a Global Language II conference has been organized by 14 organizations, including educational societies, nongovernmental organizations, educators, students and human rights and environmental activists.

Diet member Mizuho Fukushima and cooperative learning expert Spencer Kagan of the United States will give keynote speeches.

John Junkerman, director of the film “Chomsky 9.11 Power & Terror,” and Betty Reardon, founding director of the Peace Education Center at the Teachers College of Columbia University, will also give presentations.

The conference will be held at Seisen University in Tokyo, a 15-minute walk from JR Gotanda Station.

Admission is 2,500 yen per day or 4,000 yen for a two-day pass. Students can enter at a cost of 500 yen per day.

For more information and registration, visit www.eltcalendar.com/PGL2003/ or call (0424) 67-3809.

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