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We will celebrate the United Nations "International Migrants Day" in Shinokubo (Shinjuku ward), known as a "Multicultural Town".

♪ Multiethnic - Multicultural Festival♪
International Migrants Day 2013 in Shinokubo
Saturday 14th December (12:00-17:00)


VenueJapan Evangelical Lutheran Church Ground floor / Movies, Performances, Talk sessions will be in the Ground floor meeting room
Address1-14-14, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0072 Japan
5 minutes walk from JR Yamanote line "Shinokubo" station
6 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro "Higashi Shinjuku" station Exit B1
Mapclick here!
MemoFree of charge (Only movies cost \500)
LanguageJapanese and English language(Consequent interpretation)
Hosting Organizations
Hosted byInternational Migrants Day Executive Committee
Co-sponsorsSolidarity Network with Migrants Japan(SMJ) / Network for Human Rights Legislation for Foreigners and Ethnic Minorities / The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism, Japan Committee(IMADR-JC) / Japan NGO Network for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ERD-Net) / Elimination of Racial Discrimination Network / Research Society for Multicultural Coexistence and Local Governments' Policies / Korea NGO Center
InquirySMJ:Tel.03-5802-6033, e-mail smj-office@migrants.jp / Korea NGO Center: Tel.03-3232-0215, e-mail:tokyo@korea-ngo.org)

Program

http://repacp.org/aacp/pdf/20131214Shin-okubo.pdf (Japanese)

● Movie Screening 13:00~15:00

"HAFU - the mixed-race experience in Japan" » http://hafufilm.com/
(2013 / Japan/ 87 minutes)
・Directed, Produced and Shot by Megumi Nishikura & Lara Perez Takagi
・With English Subtitles

According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, one in forty-nine babies born in Japan today are born into families with one non-Japanese parent. While the term "Hafu" referring to such mixed-race people is a common word among the Japanese, the experiences of these people are not well known in the Japanese society, including how they feel, what troubles they face and how they live. There are also a wide variety of such experiences between those who are visibly different from others and who are not, those who speak Japanese and those who do not, those who live in Japan and those who do not.
This is a unique documentary exploring the reality and honest feelings of 5 "hafu"s, through two female directors who are "hafu"s themselves.

● Multiethnic Multicultural performance 15:00~16:30

Performers from Asia, Africa and Latin America will perform dances and drama, cheerfully celebrating the International Migrants Day!

● Multiethnic Multicultural Food Stalls and Flea Markets
12:00~ (Will finish when sold out)

Food and Goods from various countries in Asia and Africa, open from 12:00.
Enjoy ethnic foods for lunch!

● Talk sessions * Held occasionally all day

Various speakers will give interesting talks about multiethnicity and multiculturalism.
We also plan to present a report on the survey to non-Japanese citizens regarding disaster prevention and lifestyle.

Call for support

On 18th December 1990, the UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. On 1st July 2003, this convention came to effect with the ratification of 20 countries.

This means that the international human rights standards set by this Convention is already practiced in the international community. With 2 million non-Japanese nationals living in Japan and over one million Japanese nationals living abroad, Japan needs to ratify this convention very soon.

The United nations declared the day 18th December as the "International Migrants Day". With the aim to fully utilize this significance, we decided to hold the "Multiethnic- Multicultural Festival :International Migrants Day 2013 in Shinokubo".

We await your participation and support.

◇The names of the supporters will be displayed in the venue. (Please inform us if you do not wish your name to be displayed)

◇The supporter will have the right to enter the movie screening free of charge.
(In case of support by an organization, this will apply to only one person)

◇For those who wish to support, please contact the below by 9th December.
<Korea NGO Center Tokyo office>
tokyo@korea-ngo.org / FAX:03-6457-6155

◇Support contribution:<Individual> 1,000yen <Organization> 3,000yen
*Multiple contributions are very much welcomed.
*Contribution can be brought to the venue on the day of the event,  ortransferred to the below account.
◆P.O. Savings Transfer account 00100-5-335113
  Account name 外国人人権法連絡会
 (ガイコクジンジンケンホウレンラクカイ)