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November 2013
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Japanese Film Fest in Sydney & Melbourne
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Get ready Sydney and Melbourne, because it's almost Japanese Film Festival time! That's right - Sydney starts November 14 and Melbourne gets underway from November 28. Line-ups are huge again this year with almost 40 titles, including free screenings of 35mm classics in both cities this time (we heard you, Sydney!). We've also got special guests in store - be sure to check out our website for details. And now for the part you've all been waiting for: yes, it's giveaway time! We've got three double passes for Sydney and Melbourne up for grabs, so if you fancy a fix of Japanese film, email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with the film you'd most like to see and why. See you at the festival!!
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Moving News
So, you’ve heard we’re moving in 2014, but where are we moving to? We’ll give you some hints. It’s a vibrant new hub right near Sydney’s Central Station, known for innovative and sustainable architecture, and great vertical gardens that get greener every day. You guessed it – we’re moving to…
find out where
Eri Yamamoto portrait
Eri Yamamoto's Jazz Piano
Eri Yamamoto is a New York-based Japanese jazz pianist who's heading here soon to headline the Sydney Women's Jazz Festival. Eri and her trio have three Sydney gigs lined up this month, and they're sure to be fantastic. To be in the draw for a double pass, email jnewsletter@jpf.org.au with your choice of date. Winners drawn Monday!
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Are you a uni student interested in studying in Japan? If so, head on down to Sydney's Kinokuniya bookstore on November 30 for a free Japan Day & Student Fair, run by Japan's Doshisha University. This is a great opportunity to find out about life in Japan and get answers to any questions you might have.
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New Academic Newsletter
J for J-Studies
If you're an academic or researcher in the area of Japanese Studies, then here's some good news. Next year we'll have a new J-Studies newsletter just for you! We'll be featuring upcoming conferences, calls for papers, funding opportunities and more. What info would be helpful for you? Tell us your ideas at jstudies@jpf.org.au.
Grants, Grants & More Grants
G for Grants
It's that time of year again: applications are now open for our grants. Opportunities are available in Japanese Language, Japanese Studies and Arts & Culture, so if you're planning a project, take a look! Can't find a grant to suit you? Then check out our External Grants page for a list of other funding opportunities.
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Library News
& Reviews
Four Great Temples (Cover detail)
Politics and history are the flavours of this month! In Borderline Japan, the masterful Tessa Morris-Suzuki looks at border control in modern Japan (relevant in light of our own current border control debates), while The Four Great Temples offers a portrait of Buddhism in Japan's early history.
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of the Month
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This month, a big, big thank you goes out to our Japanese Film Festival coordinators: Lisa Hung in Brisbane, Jennie Feyen in Perth, Phoebe McGrory in Canberra and Justina Tan in Sydney. It's been such an asset having fantastic people like you on our team. Thanks for helping us to make it all happen!!
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Near You
Tomokazu Matsuyama work (detail)
Connect with Japan in your local area! Join a hanami party or cooking classes in Brisbane, head to a pop culture expo in Adelaide, talk politics in Canberra, delve into WWII history in Cowra, catch a pop-up exhibition in Melbourne and more! Check out our online event listings to see what's on near you.
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