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May 2020
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Supporting You During COVID-19
Introducing Amabie, the auspicious Edo-period meme! The youkai Amabie is said ward off plague if her image is redrawn and shared.  Like Amabie, The Japan Foundation, Sydney is here to help during these uncertain times. Read below for various resources and programs for teachers. We will get through this together, even if 1.5 metres apart!
Katakana Memory Hint Flashcards
Introduce katakana in a fun way using mnemonic pictures based on the Katakana Memory Hint app. The flashcards are available to be downloaded as PDFs and copied into PowerPoint slides for online lessons. 
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Challenge with Erin! Test
The Japan Foundation has produced a video clip outlining the Challenge with Erin! Japanese Test app and offers handy hints on how to use this useful online tool with your Japanese class. Check it out below and give it a try!
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Teaching Materials Grant: COVID-19
This grant supports schools needing to purchase online teaching materials for Japanese language programs being taught online as e-Learning due to COVID-19. Now accepting applications anytime before August 31, 2020.
grant info
Teaching Materials Grant: New & Expanding
This grant is for Australian primary and secondary schools with a new or existing program wishing to supplement their teaching materials budget. 2020 round applications close June 10, 2020.
how to apply
Teaching Materials Grant: Natural Disasters
This grant supports schools affected by natural disasters such as bushfires and floods in 2019 and 2020 by providing financial support for lost Japanese language teaching materials. Apply by June 22, 2020.
more info
Video Matsuri Student Short Film Contest
Challenge your students with our Video Matsuri short-film contest. Students create 3 minute videos in Japanese, using the featured item, すいとう (water bottle). Entries close September 1.
contest details
Stream JFF Films Online
The free online streaming service JFF Online, a collaboration with MOOSIC LAB, has a lineup of 12 indie films available to watch now, including Japanese Film Festival Australia titles from 2019, Rent a Friend and Moonless Dawn.
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Seikatsu Kogei Online Exhibition
The Seikatsu Kogei: Objects for Intentional Living exhibition at The Japan Foundation, Sydney is now available to view online! Enjoy the works of 22 currently-active Seikatsu Kogei, or lifestyle crafts, artists from the comfort of your home.
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Watch Asia Three-Fold Mirror 2016
Co-produced by The Japan Foundation Asia Center and Tokyo International Film Festival, Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections centres around the theme of "Living Together in Asia." Now streaming free online until June 30.
watch now
Important Dates
May 15 - Aug 31: Teaching Materials Grant: COVID-19 application period
Jun 10: Teaching Materials Grant: New & Expanding applications close
Jun 22: Teaching Materials Grant: Natural Disasters applications close
Sep 1: Video Matsuri Contest entries close
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