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January 2014
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Japanese Performance Festival at NIDA
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The Japan Foundation, Sydney is proud to support Tearing the Mask, a week-long exploration of Japanese performance presented by Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), February 10-15. Discover the incredible diversity of Japan’s theatrical landscape through free film screenings, panel discussions, talks and demonstrations featuring international guests and local experts. This rich program offers a rare opportunity to delve into some of Japan's more enigmatic performance genres such as Butoh, Noh and Kabuki, and to find out more about what motivates and inspires artists in these fields.
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Destination Flavour Japan
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If you've spent the past couple of months drooling over Adam Liaw's Destination Flavour Japan, then you'll be as excited as we are to know that it's coming out on DVD this month. And it gets better. Thanks to our friends at Madman, we have 5 copies to give away! Email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au  with your name and address to be in the draw!
about the DVD
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47 Ronin
in Cinemas
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The 18th-century legend of 47 Ronin is a gripping tale of honour and revenge that has inspired everything from ukiyo-e series to Kabuki masterpieces - and now, an epic Hollywood action film. 47 Ronin opens in cinemas this week, and thanks to Universal Pictures we have 5 double passes up for grabs! To be in the draw, email your name and address to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
about the film
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Good News
for Members
Arigatou!
As you know, we've recently been scaling back our activities to prepare for our upcoming relocation. So as a way of saying 'Arigatou!' to our fantastic members for supporting us through this quiet time, we'll be offering free 1-year membership top-ups to everyone whose membership is current as at February 1, 2014. Thank you!
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Library
News
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We hope all you borrowers out there enjoyed your holiday reading! The library will be open from January 13 - 31 to process returns. The magazine and newspaper lounge remain open during this period, but the rest of the library will be closed to prepare for our move. Also note that this month is your last chance to snap up free books being given away from the library collection.
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Volunteer
of the Month
V for Volunteer
This month we would like to thank Akari Suzuki, our coordinator for the Melbourne leg of the Japanese Film Festival. Akari did a wonderful job in assisting the festival for the second year in a row – last year as a volunteer and this year as a volunteer coordinator. Thank you very much Akari for your hard work and dedication!
volunteer with us
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Events
Near You
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January is always a quiet month! If you're in Sydney, you can catch a screening of Spirited Away, join a beach BBQ or see Yoko Ono's exhibition at the MCA. If not, check out some of next month's cool events, such as Melbourne's Japanese Summer Festival or Perth's ukiyo-e exhibition. Know of an event that's not listed yet? Email and let us know at jnewsletter@jpf.org.au!
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