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December 2014
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Dreams & Madness
Attention Ghibli fans (and we know there are lots of you!): Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, the behind-the-scenes doco about Studio Ghibli and its creators, is coming out on DVD this month! To win one of 3 celebratory DVD packs (Kingdom of Dreams & Madness + The Wind Rises + Grave of the Fireflies) thanks to our friends at Madman, email your name, address and favourite Ghibli film to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
about the DVD
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Snow Kimono
If you've been hunting around for some Japan-flavoured holiday reading, look no further than Snow Kimono, a "consistently magical" novel set in Paris and Japan. Snow Kimono was released a little earlier this year, earning much praise for its Canberra-based author, Mark Henshaw. Thanks to Melbourne's Text Publishing, we've got 3 copies to give away! Email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your name and address to to win. Happy reading!
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Holiday Opening Hours
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The last day for our Library this year is December 19, so be sure to do your holiday borrowing soon! Returns will be due after the Library reopens on January 12 next year. The Japan Foundation, Sydney office will be closed from December 23 and reopen from January 5.
holiday borrowing
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Want to Work at
JPF Sydney?
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We're currently seeking a new Program Coordinator to join our Arts & Culture department and work on planning, running and marketing our exhibitions and other cultural events, including the Japanese Film Festival. Interested? Take a look at the PD online!
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Last Days for
JFF 2014
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After 3 months on the road, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) 2014 is now in its final week! A very special thanks to all who have volunteered, attended and supported us this year. You can still catch us if you're in Melbourne - don't miss our Closing Film, The Vancouver Asahi, on December 7!
jff website
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Library News &
Reviews
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If you've missed our book & DVD reviews, we've got good news. Not only are our reviews back, but we're also making it easier to explore new items with our fancy new Tumblr page. It's a work in progress so we'd love your suggestions on useful tags and other stuff. Email library@jpf.org.au or post straight to Tumblr!
see Tumblr page
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Volunteer
of the Month
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Our lovely trio of Jesses welcomed JFF audiences last month with their friendly smiles and enthusiasm. A big thank you to Jess Huang, Jess Peng and Jess Tse for their help in creating a fun and festive atmosphere for everyone. We'd love to have you back on the JFF team next year!
volunteer with us
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! Check out contemporary art in Melbourne and Brisbane, covet folded crafts in Sydney, see Studio Ghibli classics in Adelaide and Byron Bay, watch Japanese film in Brisbane, and celebrate summer with a matsuri in Sydney!
what's on
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