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February 2016
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MEXT
Scholarships
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Applications are now open for MEXT Scholarships in the Japanese Studies category. These awards support undergraduates enrolled in Japan-related courses to spend a year studying in Japan.
Deadline: March 10, 2016.
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AJF Grants & Publication Award
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Applications for the Australia-Japan Foundation's 2016-17 Grant and Publication Award programs are now open. Eligible projects will show the significance of Australia-Japan ties. 
Deadline: April 4, 2016.
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Hamer 
Scholarships
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If you live in Victoria and are looking to study Japanese in Japan, you may be eligible for the Hamer Scholarships Program, run by the Victorian government to boost Asia-focussed skills. 
Deadline: March 13, 2016.
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Kyushu University
MA Program
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Applications are open for the Kyushu University International Master's Program in Japanese Humanities, which offers seminars in both Japanese and English.
Deadline: March 25, 2016.
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Book News
Vol. 86
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Japanese Book News is published quarterly by The Japan Foundation. It showcases new arrivals and trends in Japanese publishing through essays, synopses and reviews across a range of genres. 
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Panel: Australia-Japan Security
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The Griffith Asia Institute is hosting a Q&A panel event titled, 'Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region' on February 24, 6pm - 7:15pm at the State Library of Queensland. Entry is free.
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Kinokuniya Book
Discount
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Books Kinokuniya Australia is offering a discount of 20% for all Japanese Language Learning books purchased online. Includes textbooks, kanji learning books and grammar dictionaries. Offer valid until February 28.  See book selection at the link below.
discounted books
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Talk: Food in Murakami's Novels
Dr Chikako Nihei, of Yamaguchi University, will give a talk titled, 'How Does he Eat the Hole of a Donut? Food in Murakami's Fiction' at the University of Tasmania's Asia Institute, March 2, 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Entry is free; registration essential.
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Talk: Australian Plays in Japan
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Flinders University will host a talk by Professor Keiji Sawada (Waseda University) titled, 'Others' Perspectives of Wars: Perceptions of Japanese Translations of Australian Plays' on March 11, 11:15am, supported by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
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