Hello, this is Harada, the representative of Osaka Week.
Osaka Week is being held for the first time since APU was founded. There are two reasons why we organized Osaka Week.
The first reason is that many international students are interested in Osaka but don't know anything about the culture. So we organized Osaka Week, because we want international students to know more about Osaka. The second reason is that Osaka possesses many unique cultural aspects. Originally, the Multicultural Weeks were to be organized for each country, but we thought that Osaka has its own comparable culture.
During this year's week we will introduce the culture of Osaka divided into three parts. First, we have the food culture. In the cafeteria we will be serving Osaka foods such as "kushikatsu" (grilled meat and vegetables on a skewer), and on Tuesday we will open a booth in the cafeteria to demonstrate the appeal of Osaka foods in collaboration with EZAKI GLICO CO.,LTD. which is famous for its sign in the Dotonbori area.
Second, we have the cultural dialect. We are planning to introduce the Osaka dialect, represented by the phrase "nande yanen", through movies and other media.
Finally, we have the comedy culture. To introduce this culture, we will hold a show of new comedy together with YOSHIMOTO KOGYO CO.,LTD. featuring a manzai (traditional two-man comedy) grand prix and a variety show. And to make it easier to enjoy this new comedy, it will be performed in English. We sincerely hope that you will come and join us.
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