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May 2016
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An Exhibition of Japan's Cute, Quirky and Colourful
Our gallery comes alive with bright and bold colours, thanks to our new collaborative exhibition titled, Above and Below: Art on the streets. The exhibition features Japan-inspired contemporary works by painter Dennis McCart and artistic duo Sarah Murphy and Matthew Feder, a.k.a. Painting Travel Installation Society. From photo-realistic paintings of Japanese manhole covers and bold crossovers of the ukiyo-e genre and neon Tokyo, through to mash-ups of Japan's age-old custom of senjafuda labels and streetside fixtures from urban Sydney. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, May 6. Exhibition runs until May 28.
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Crime Fiction
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Master of crime fiction Keigo Higashino's thriller Journey Under the Midnight Sun is now available in English. In 1973 Osaka, a man is found murdered and the clues link to two young people. Thanks to Hachette, we're giving away 3 copies of the book. To enter, email your name and address to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.  
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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
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Harajuku Pop Princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is back in Australia to perform at Sydney's Big Top, Luna Park on June 24 and Melbourne's Festival Hall on June 25. Thanks to Handsome Tours, you have a chance to win a double pass to either show. To enter, email your name, city and why you like Kyary to jnewsletter@jpf.org.au.
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Free Film
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Our free film screenings are back for winter! Showing first is past JFF pick, Thermae Romae. Lucius is an ancient Roman bathhouse architect in a slump. He accidentally slips into a time-travel portal and discovers present-day Japan, a place overflowing with bathhouses. Will he be inspired? Screens at our premises on May 24 (Tues).
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Library News &
New in the Library is the first of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels. This hilarious and addictively intriguing series follows an after school club's efforts to placate their paranormal-obsessed leader and prevent her from accidentally warping reality.
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Volunteer of the
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Double thumbs up to Jaryd Elsarky, our awesome volunteer whose passion for Japanese culture brings him to regularly assist with our events. Calm and capable, Jaryd doesn't miss a beat. Thanks Jaryd, we look forward to having you on the team again.
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Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! This month, pick up a free comic book in Sydney, visit galleries in Brisbane, try out a maid cafe at a festival in Melbourne, watch an animated film screening nationwide, and more!
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