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The latest news for francophiles in Kansai


Welcome May and the Golden Week! For those who’ve just arrived in Japan, don’t get confused; Golden Week isn’t a new James Bond movie, it simply means big vacations. I know that for most Europeans, big vacations means three weeks in a row off work. But in Japan, you’re lucky if you get one solid week. To make the most out of this unusually long holiday, most Japanese usually go traveling around the world in May. But here’s a tip: if you want to take a trip to France without paying the most expensive airfares of the year, then stay at home in Kansai and come to our french parties

OSAKA: Don’t miss the great French Wine Party, Friday May 3 at Common Cafe – Nakazakicho (

French Movie nights at Umeda Skybuilding May 23 and 24 (

KOBE: French meeting at Cafe de Paris– Kitano, Friday 24 May from 7:30pm

KYOTO: French Movie night followed by conference at Kyoto Cinema(Cocon Karasuma), Thursday May 18 (

French cafe Party on May 24 at KAWA CAFE from 7:30pm

If you prefer to stay at home, don’t forget to check your new
episode of the french japanese web drama PaRiS aLeaSon

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