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September 2014
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Dragon Ball Z Series
Fans of Dragon Ball Z will know that Madman Entertainment has been gradually releasing remastered seasons of this iconic series on Blu-ray of late. And with Season 6 coming out this month, we're all in the mood to celebrate! Thanks to our amazing friends at Madman, we've got a pack of Seasons 1 - 6 on Blu-ray (total rrp is $359.70, just quietly) to give away. To enter, email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your name and address. May the best fan win!
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To Be Takei
Japanese-American actor George Takei, best known as Lieutenant Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, is now the star of a new documentary film, To Be Takei. The film follows Takei and his partner Brad as they prepare to stage a musical about Takei's time in a US internment camp during WWII. The film shows at the QueerScreen film festival on Saturday, September 20 at 6.30pm. To win a double pass, email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au!
about the film
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Aftershocks
Exhibition & Talks
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A new exhibition at the University of Melbourne's Baillieu Library draws on its East Asian Rare Materials collection to look at human experiences of the Great Kanto Earthquake that hit Tokyo in 1923. It is also accompanied by a 5-part talk series, proudly supported by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
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Japanese Film Festival
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Our Japanese Film Festival (JFF) kicks off soon, with the main program starting early October and running through until December. We've got some new cities and venues lined up this year, so take a look at the JFF tour schedule and put your city's dates in your diary! Info about films coming soon.
festival dates
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Relocation
Update
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It's been a while since our last update, but finally we've got some news! It looks like we're on track to start moving in to Central Park at the end of this month (fingers crossed!). We'll keep updating our dedicated moving page as things progress, so keep an eye out for news about our re-opening dates.
moving page
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Interview with a Noh Master
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Noh Master and professor Naohiko Umewaka was in Sydney last month for our Noh to Now talk series. We took the opportunity to chat to Umewaka-sensei about Noh theatre and the challenges of keeping tradition alive. Check out this 3-part video interview, now on our podcast page.
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Volunteer
of the Month
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This month’s champs are Celia Yu and Tomoka Okai. This enthusiastic pair raised their hands immediately when we asked for film festival volunteers, and tirelessly gave their time and effort to help. Many thanks girls, we couldn’t have done it with you!
volunteer with us
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Events
Near You
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Connect with Japan in your local area! This month, see contemporary theatre in Adelaide, watch Kabuki docos in Canberra, enjoy ink painting in Melbourne and Adelaide, catch post- bubble art in Brisbane, see cherry blossoms in Cowra or join a festival in Broome. So much to choose from!!
what's on
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