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January 2015
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Happy New Year
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Happy New Year to you and yours, and all the best for the year of the sheep! We're looking forward to getting back in action this year with a string of events at our new premises, starting in late February. Stay tuned for details!
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JFF 2014 Wrap-Up
A big thanks to everyone who supported the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) last year. Thanks to you, our program keeps on getting bigger and better, and 2014 was no exception: 67 films, 16 cities, 312 sessions and attendance of 33,000. Whew! We also introduced our new JFF Audience Award last year, with the inaugural award going to...
top ten films from jff 2014
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Short Peace
If you missed Short Peace at the Japanese Film Festival, you'll be glad to hear that Hanabee have released it on limited-edition Blu-ray! Short Peace is a high-calibre anime anthology that reclaims anime for adults (rated MA15+). For your chance to win one of two copies, email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your name and address. Best of luck!!
about short peace
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Library News & Reviews
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The Japan Foundation Library reopens for 2015 on Monday, January 12. In addition to classics and old favourites, we're always adding new items to our collection. Stay up to date via our Tumblr page! Our reviews are back again too, starting with iconic manga series Buddha (vols. 3-6).
read review
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Volunteer
of the Month
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Veteran Japanese Film Festival (JFF) volunteer Josh Littlefield was a great help at last year's JFF. He generously gave his time and even drove our special guests and a film crew from venue to venue. Thank you Josh! We'd love to see you again in 2015!
volunteer with us
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! This month, cheer for the Samurai Blues at Asian Cup matches in Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne, catch Japanese punk-pop in Hobart, and see a slew of Japan-related exhibitions nationwide.
what's on
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