Exhibition
Somé: Dyeing the Australian environment
Melinda Heal

August 13 to September 17

Somé: Dyeing the Australian environment adds a uniquely Australian twist to the quintessentially Japanese textile practice of katazome and yuzen.

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Tadoku
Nihongo Tadoku – Reading Nights at the Library

Thursday, September 1 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm [additional session]
Monday, September 5 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 27 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy a collection of entertaining Japanese books specially graded for learners in a casual group session.

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Film
Street of Shame (赤線地帯)

Tuesday, August 23
Doors open at 6:15pm

In post-war Japan, the government has waged a campaign to ban prostitution. But due to the uncertainty and devastation of the new economic arena, the women have been left behind to their own demise, turning to the streets for financial survival.

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Workshop
The Voice of Buddhism ~仏教のことば、日本の響き~

Saturday, September 24 / 3:00pm-5:00pm

Explore Japanese Buddhism, and take part in a unique cultural experience in our upcoming workshop.
Applications open now.

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Perseverance
Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

September 28 – November 12

Get up close and personal with Japanese tattoo in this stunning photographic exhibition, from the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

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New Voices
New Voices in Japanese Studies

The future of research on Japan.
Volume 8 of our peer-reviewed journal for emerging local researchers is now available.

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Contest
Video Matsuri Contest

Use your Japanese skills to create a three minute film, but don’t forget your brolly (this year’s special item)!
Contest now open – get your entries in by 23 September 2016!

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Contest
Art Speaks Japanese Comes Alive! Contest

Get creative as an individual or a team and prove that art does speak Japanese!
Contest now open – get your entries in by 23 September 2016!

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Contest
Japanese Language Speech Contest

The Australian Finals will be held in Sydney on October 8 2016 for the winners of the State/Territory contests.

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J-Course
10 Week Taster Course (New Classes Available)

Jump right in, with this practical course for absolute beginners.
Covers a range of cultural elements and conversation topics.
Classes starting from October 10.

Applications are now open.

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J-Course
New Elementary 1 Course (Morning Class)

Improve your basic Japanese skills in our interactive course.
The first term is now running on Wednesday mornings and there are still available places.
Please contact jcourse@jpf.org.au for level checks.

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J-Course
Japanese Language Courses in Term 4, 2016

Term 4 will start on October 10.

Please send an e-mail to the J-Course Team (jcourse@jpf.org.au) to inquire about seat availabilities.

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NSJLE
National Symposium on Japanese Language Education (NSJLE)
Visible and Valuable

4-5 November 2016
At the University Of Melbourne

The registration is now OPEN.
Early Bird Registration Closes 31 August 2016
Registration Closes 14 October 2016

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Film
Masaki Kobayashi Retrospective in Brisbane

Film Screenings at Gallery of Modern Arts (GOMA)
August 6 – 27

See the life works the late film director Masaki Kobayashi, a pacifist and one of the most important filmmakers of his time.

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Film
Melbourne Cinémathèque: Masaki Kobayashi Retrospective

Film Screenings at ACMI, Melbourne
August 17 – 31

See the life works the late film director Masaki Kobayashi, a pacifist and one of the most important filmmakers of his time.

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Japan Art Directory in Australia
Japanese Film Festival