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October 2014
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Get Ready for JFF 2014
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The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2014 kicks off this month in Adelaide, before continuing through to Canberra, Brisbane and Perth. And that's just this month! We're delighted to announce Lady Maiko as our opening film: it's a delightful musical comedy about a young girl from the country who dreams of becoming a maiko, or geisha, and is loosely based on the Audrey Hepburn classic My Fair Lady. Definitely not to be missed! But for now, if you're in Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane or Perth, we've got some free JFF tix up for grabs. Email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your name, address and city of choice to go into the draw for a double pass. See you at the festival!
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Witness to 50 Years of Manga
Renowned manga artist and professor Keiko Takemiya arrives in Australia later this month for the Manga Futures conference at the University of Wollongong, Oct 31 - Nov 2. On the back of this event, the University of Sydney is presenting a free public talk featuring Professor Takemiya on October 30 (Thurs), 5.00 - 6.30pm. Proudly sponsored by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
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JFF Classics 2014
While Sydneysiders wait for the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) to hit local cinemas, there's a treat in store. This year, JFF is excited to offer a teaser program of free classic 35mm film screenings at the Art Gallery of NSW, October 15 - 26. Under the banner JFF Classics 2014, the program showcases some of the greatest directors and actresses of the 1950s & 1960s. Catch it while you can!
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Reopening
Soon
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So... after a long wait, we're finally in our flash new premises at Central Park, right near Sydney's Central station. We're getting ready to reopen our facilities from October 27 (Monday), and we're all looking forward to Bringing Japan to You from our great new location!
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Members'
Preview Night
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As a big arigatou to our members, we'll be holding an invitation-only Members' Preview Night before we reopen our doors to the wider public. This gives members a priority chance to check out our new place and share their thoughts. Members, keep an eye on your post box!
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Ozu @ Silent Film
Festival
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The Silent Film Festival is screening "Passing Fancy (Dekigokoro)" by iconic director Yasujiro Ozu at State Library NSW on November 2 (Sun) @ 2pm, with live accompaniment on keyboard. Email us at jnewsletter@jpf.org.au to win a double pass!
see program (pdf)
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News from the
Library
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Good news for book lovers! The Japan Foundation Library will reopen its doors on October 27 (Mon) here at our new premises in Central Park. Our Japanese newspapers will be also back from November 1. And what's this in the photo? Find out on our library page!
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Calling
Volunteers!
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Interested in volunteering for the Japanese Film Festival (JFF)? Now's your chance! JFF is now calling for volunteers in Auckland, Canberra and Perth, with other opportunities to come in other cities too. Keep an eye on the JFF's 'Get Involved' page for details.
volunteer at jff
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! Catch a pop culture convention in Perth, see contemporary art in Melbourne, enjoy a tenugui exhibition in Ipswich, try a festival or two in Adelaide, join a tea ceremony in Sydney, see Studi Ghibli films nationwide and more!
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