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Next Month
The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn
– A Life Lived in Defiance of the Season –
The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn
A talk by Roger Pulvers
with readings by Elaine Hudson

In celebration of Culture Day, a Japanese public holiday commemorating all things cultural, The Japan Foundation, Sydney proudly presents a talk about Lafcadio Hearn, an eccentric and enigmatic literary figure who lived and wrote in Japan around the turn of the 20th century.

Speaker Roger Pulvers is an accomplished author, playwright, theatre director and translator who divides his time between Sydney and Tokyo. His most recent novel, The Dream of Lafcadio Hearn, was published in 2011.
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When: November 2, 2012
Where: Japan Foundation, Sydney
Save the Date!
16th JFF
Japanese Film Festival
It’s that time of year again… the 16th Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is here! JFF has just finished up in Perth, is about to get underway in Hobart. It’s also just around the corner for our flagship cities of Sydney and Melbourne, where it kicks off next month with a massive program of over 35 new Japanese films. The full line-up will be revealed mid-October, so stay tuned.

This year, we’re excited to be bringing a short but sweet JFF program to two new Australian cities – Darwin and Cairns. Looking forward to welcoming new film lovers from the top end to the JFF family!

Check out the list below for dates in your nearest major city.

Perth: 26 – 28 Sept
Hobart: 7, 8, 10 Oct
Darwin: 21 – 23 Oct
Cairns: 4 Nov Sydney: 14 – 25 Nov
Brisbane: 20 – 22 Nov
Melbourne: 29 Nov – 9 Dec
Canberra: 7 – 16 Dec

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Next Month Workshop
Sushi Workshop
Japanese Language Course on a Cultural Theme
Calling Japanese language learners!
Liven up your lunchbox or impress guests at your next dinner party with fun, creative hand-rolled sushi. Led by professional sushi instructor and former Japanese language teacher Keiko Urakawa, this workshop combines language learning, sushi-making demonstrations and hands-on experience into one memorable and inspiring class. Get rolling!!
For beginner-level learners of Japanese.
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When: 10:30am – 12:30pm Saturday, 10 November, 2012
Where: Japan Foundation, Sydney
Cost: $40 ($35 for members/Term 4 language class participants)
New Acquisitions
New ItemJapanese Foods that Heal: Using traditional Japanese ingredients to promote health, longevity and well-being / John and Jan Belleme.
1st ed.
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, c2007.
ISBN: 978-4-8053-0985-8
Text in English.
Call #: 596.3 BEL

Three decades ago, a research biologist and his wife spent one year in Japan living and working with a traditional miso making family - this is their latest cookbook.

Remembering Jamie Oliver's appearance back in the 90s and now with the all-conquering Masterchef, not to mention cult hits like Iron Chef along the way, the reality cooking boom testifies to the appeal of a home-prepared meal. Combined with the popular movement towards "organic" products, it would appear that this book…
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New Item Shin Nihongo “Seikatsu no Kanji”: Kanji mitsuketa / “Seikatsu no Kanji” o Kangaeru Kai.
Tōkyō : Aruku, 2011.
ISBN: 978-4-7574-1953-7
Text in Japanese.
Call #: 811.2 SEI

Learning kanji characters from everyday life objects in Japan.

This textbook is designed for students of Japanese language to learn kanji characters under the guidance of a teacher. It will be of most benefit to those students who have little or no previous experience with kanji but are able to…
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Library Calendar
Library Calendar
Shaded days indicate the library is closed.
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Volunteer of the Month Volunteer of the Month

This month’s Volunteer of the Month is Judith Withers.
Judith has been supporting our Arts & Culture programs for several years now, and it is difficult for us to fully express our gratitude with this simple accolade.
Judith, we are truly thankful for all the time you give us despite your already busy schedule. It is always great to have you on board. Hope to see you at the Japanese film festival!!

Interested in volunteering with us?
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UTS:Sydney International Animation Festival

Animation fans, get ready for the Sydney International Animation Festival (SIAF) next weekend! As part of this year’s program, the festival shines a spotlight on the next wave of Japanese animators with ‘New Japanese Animation’, a collection of shorts by recent graduates from the University of Tokyo. The films in this program promise to challenge perceptions of Japanese animation, showing an alternative to the look and feel of studio-produced anime, yet retaining a distinct Japanese signature.
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When: 12-14 October, 2012
Where: University of Technology (UTS), Sydney


Courtesy of SIAF, we have two festival passes to give away.
To enter the draw, simply email us with your name and postal address at omusubi@jpf.org.au.

Nationwide Telenoid

Connect with Japan through a variety of events in cities across Australia!

Great events this month include the Experimenta “Speak To Me” international media art biennial in Melbourne; the Nara Candle Festival in Canberra, and of course our very own Japanese Film Festival in Hobart and Darwin.
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Do you know of a Japan-related event coming up in your local area? Email us with info at omusubi@jpf.org.au.

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