Exhibition
Living Culture Series
Tenugui: Japan's stylish everyday cloth

Exhibition, performance and workshop
July 2016

The Japan Foundation, Sydney presents a Living Culture event series focusing on the very Japanese multi-purpose textile, known as tenugui.

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Exhibition
Akiko Ikeuchi: Silk Thread Installations

Exhibition
June 6 – July 1

This self-titled exhibition will feature silk thread sculptures to Tokyo-based artist Akiko Ikeuchi. Drawings and etchings by the artist, which resemble microscopic patterns and infinite fractal nets, will also be on display to complement the architecture of her installations.

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Tadoku
Nihongo Tadoku – Reading Nights at the Library

Wednesday, July 6 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 19 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

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Tanabata
Tanabata: Star Village

July 2-17

These school holidays, kids in Sydney can celebrate Tanabata, Japan's star festival, with arts and storytelling activities, and an astronomy tour. This free program is presented by the Museum of Applied Arts & Science (MAAS) and Arts People, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

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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
Starter Conversation Course (Morning Class)

This is a three-term course to master basic conversation skills.
The second term will start on July 21 (Thursday mornings).
Suitable for beginners who have recently started learning Japanese.

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J-Course
New Elementary 1 Course (Morning Class)

Improve your basic Japanese skills in our interactive course.
The first term will start on July 20 (Wednesday mornings).
Please contact jcourse@jpf.org.au for level checks.

Applications are now open.

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J-Course
10 Week Taster Course (Evening Class)

Jump right in, with this practical course for absolute beginners.
Covers a range of cultural elements and conversation topics.
Lessons begin July 18 (Monday evenings).

Applications are now open.

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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 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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New Voices
New Voices in Japanese Studies

The future of research on Japan.
Volume 7 of our peer-reviewed journal for emerging local researchers is now available.

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Japan Art Directory in Australia
Japanese Film Festival