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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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