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  • Speaking at Wakuwaku Fiesta in Urawa, Saitama for J & NJ residents, Sat Jan 26 1PM

    Posted by arudou debito on January 23rd, 2008

    Hi Blog. Forwarding from Ali in Saitama. FYI. Debito in Tokyo

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    Hello, I have already announced the upcoming event this Saturday, “Wakuwaku Fiesta” in Urawa. (Please see below.)

    In the 1st half of the event, we will have Open Forum where there are 6 panelists with one coordinator discussing issues how to make Saitama city a better place for both Japanese and non-Japanese. One of the panelist is Arudou Debito. He is famous for his lawsuit against an onsen facility in Otaru, Hokkaido. He is a human rights activist for non-Japanese in Japan. There are many pros and cons for his activities, but this is a good chance to see him directly and talk with him. There is a casual party after the forum. If you have a chance, please come and give us your opinions!

    Arudou Debito’s site is http://www.debito.org/

    Ryoji Shimada, SIEN

    SIEN is in the committee members, Saitama City International NGO Network, which organize this event.

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    2008 Wakuwaku Fiesta

    Wakuwaku fiesta is an open forum to promote mutual understanding between Japanese and non- Japanese citizens of Saitama. We will have our own suggestions and find solutions to commonly encountered day-to- day problems. Together we hope to help build Saitama City as “Foreigners’ favorite City to live in”! With a diet member involved, you can express your ideas like how to improve foreigner’s rights to a country policy level.

    Date: January 26, 2008

    Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 「Open Forum」

    2:45 pm – 3:30 pm 「small party; Charity Auction; Welcome Kit (free) to non-Japanese participants」

    Place: 9th floor of PARCO URAWA building Meeting Room 15 (PARCO is a newly built department store on the east side of Urawa station)

    Fee: FREE (anyone is welcome)

    Organizer: Saitama City International NGO Network Co-organizer: The Saitama City Association for Global Awareness  (SAGA)

    Support: Saitama City Office, Saitama City Board of Education, The Saitama Chuo Junior Chamber, Inc. (Jaycees) For more information contact: S A G A Office

    Tel : 048-813-8500 Fax : 048-887-1505
    ENDS

    One Response to “Speaking at Wakuwaku Fiesta in Urawa, Saitama for J & NJ residents, Sat Jan 26 1PM”

    1. adam w Says:

      Why is Shimada san suggesting that there are cons for human rights activities??

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