As part of its activities, the Tsukuba Information Center sponsors a bilingual discussion group the fourth Wednesday of every month from 2 to 4 pm, with invited guests giving a presentation from their area of expertise or experience. As the last event of the fiscal year, we are inviting all of the guests who have participated during the last eleven months, and so there won't be the usual single theme. During the past year, we have featured such places as Turkey, the American South, Spain and Scotland, along with themes such as the environment and international cooperation. This will be a good chance for you to bring up your favorite topic again and to make friends with participants. If you've just arrived in Tsukuba and would like to meet some new people, this is always a good chance.
The Coffee Hour is meant to be an informal exchange of information and opinions. English and Japanese are both used with efforts made to make sure those who can't understand one or the other are able to at least get the gist of the conversation. Likewise, you don't need to commit yourself to the entire two hours and can come and go freely. So drop by, whether for a short time or for the entire two hours, and enjoy some free refreshments along with the stimulating conversation.
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