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Diversity Mini Public Summit, an Ongoing Grassroots International Seminar -- "Our Proposals for Our Tomorrows"

2014-2-22 (Sat) - 2014-2-23 (Sun)

Just one more year left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Even in Japan, there are things that society should take a new look at and work at improving.
Everyone's different, but if we'd come together, we'd be strong.

On Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 p.m.,  the movie HAFU will be shown, followed by a talk session. Then, on Sunday, the 23rd, from 10:00 a.m., a seminar is being held in Osaka University Hall on the university's Toyonaka campus. Both events require advance registration.

Showing of the movie HAFU & Talk Session on Saturday, February 22, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Following the showing of the documentary HAFU, a discussion will be held with Edward SUMOTO and David YANO, who both appear in the movie.

Venue: Takatori Community Center (3-3-8 Kaiuncho, Nagata-ku, Kobe)

Advance registration is required. Please send an email to Application can also be made by FAX (078-736-3065).

Research Report & Hands-on Workshop on Sunday, February 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Assembly Hall, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka campus, Osaka University

Advance registration is required. Please send an email to

"Development" is generally considered a problem for developing nations; however, even in the so-called "developed" countries, reform and innovation are always taking place through the actions of the citizens. Those changes and social characteristics are brought about through the daily actions of the individual citizens living life in their different ways, making their voice heard, and, in multiple ways, contributing to social change.

This summit will take up the topic of challenges faced by Japanese society as seen from the viewpoints of non-Japanese living in Japan. Join us in lending an ear to the proposals and suggestions they make, in examining the strengths and weaknesses of multiculturalism.

Date: 2014-2-22 (Sat) - 2014-2-23 (Sun)
Organizer: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University; Mix Roots Japan
Sponsored: Graduate School of Language and Culture; NPO Takatori Community Center
Venue: Takatori Community Center & Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka campus
Registration: Registration by email is required. Send an email to the address provided below.
Contact: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University

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