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Labo Café / Nakanoshima Philosophy Collège -- "Using a State Department report, the LGBT situation in America"

2013-11-2 (Sat) 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Recently one hears even in Japan of changes in the situation of the LGBT sexual minority in America where same-sex marriage first took place. We have invited an individual, a participant in State Department sponsored training, who will share with us the LGBT situation in America. Together with participants in this Labo Café, we'll consider the current and future situation in Japan.


  • IDO Masae, former member of the House of Representatives
  • MATSUNAKA Ken, Representative, NPO good aging yells.
  • ONO Haru, Rainbow Family representative
  • MATSUURA Daigo, former member of the House of Councilors

Café Masters:  

  • HONMA Naoki, Associate Professor, OSCD, Osaka University
  • 大北全俊, Visiting Researcher

In cooperation with: Cafe Philo

  • Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Entering and exiting times are flexible.
  • The program may be modified from what is noted here.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse on the 1st basement of the Naniwabashi Station was set up as the Art Area B1 at the time of opening of the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line on October 19, 2008. Starting then, the project to make the station a center of artistic communication commenced.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1 is the "Lab Café," designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. The Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

Date: 2013-11-2 (Sat) 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (Concourse, 1st basement, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Not necessary.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design (CSCD)

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