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Monday, June 9, 1997

JAPANESE CULTURAL CLASSES: Open to senior citizens interested in learning about Japanese brush art, haiku and haiga, calligraphy and appreciation of Japanese poetry. 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays beginning today to Aug. 25. Fee: approximately $109. Call 945-7633.

PACIFIC ASIAN LECTURE SERIES: Weekly lectures on international business topics presented by the University of Hawaii Summer Session and the Pacific Asian Management Institute of the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration. Lectures are 4:15 to 5:45 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays, University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Business Administration C101. Free. Call 956-8041.

Tomorrow. "Managing Stress and Coping: An International Perspective" by Rabi Bhagat of the University of Memphis. Thursday. "Cross-Cultural Views on the Management of Organizational Change" by Elizabeth Christopher of the East-West Center.

PHILIPPINES LUNCHEON FORUM: "The Philippines: Into the 21st Century" by Philippine senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, the sister of Philippine President Fidel Ramos. 11:30 a.m. Friday, Hilton Hawaiian Village, South Pacific Ballroom IV. Cost: $21 for members of the Consulate General of the Philippines, the East-West Center, the Filipino-American Historical Society of Hawaii, the Filipino Coalition for Solidarity, the Oahu Filipino Community Council, the UH Center for Philippine Studies and UNA Hawaii Division. Nonmembers $25. Call 944-7780. Registration deadline: tomorrow.

PORTUGUESE IMMIGRANTS LECTURE: Edgar C. Knowlton, professor emeritus of European Languages at UH, will talk about the second wave of Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii. 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Manoa Gardens Recreational Center, 2790 Kahaloa Drive. Free. Call 951-9317 between 7and 9 p.m.

CHILDREN'S JAPANESE CULTURE CLASSES: For ages 6 through 12. Topics include: hiragana, folk stories and drawings, brush paintings, kanji calligraphy, tea ceremony, kimono wear and crafts. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning this Saturday through Aug. 30. Cost: $100. Call 945-7633.

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