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Tokushima Multicultural Festival 2009

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Guest speaker Zoma Houn.

Guest speaker Zomahoun Idossou Rufin.

Sunday, January 25, 2009 is the planned date for the Tokushima Multicultural Festival. The Multicultural Festival to be held in Tokushima is a large-scale event based around the keyword of Multicultural Coexistence, a word gaining ever more importance in our society. The purpose of the event is to both help bring people in touch with the greater issues behind multiculturalism and to learn about its importance in their everyday lives.

Multicultural Stage (10:30-16:00)
* 10:30-12:00 International Understanding Forum.
* 13:00-13:10 A word from the sponsors.
* 13:15-14:30 Lecture and Talk Show.
* 14:45-16:00 Singing Contest.

Plaza of the World (10:00-16:00)
* Experience foreign cultures:

  • Photo session in national costumes. The first 150 people get a photo or a postcard.
  • Japanese culture experience (with tea ceremony, calligraphy, historical games and more).

* Introduction and exhibition of International Associations within Tokushima Prefecture.
* Stamp rally.
* Salon for multicultural exchange.

NB: Schedule may change without notice.

When: Sunday, January 25 from 10:00 to 16:00.
Where: ASTY Tokushima
Cost: Free!
Sponsor: TOPIA, Tokushima Prefecture, JICA.

For more information about the event, and how you can participate, call TOPIA at 088-656-3303, by fax at 088-652-0616, or by email at the following address:


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