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Centre closures – Sept 27 and Oct 8

Hyogo Cultural Centre will be closed on Tuesday, September 27 in lieu of the Monday public holiday.  In addition, the Centre will be closed and there won’t be a Chatterbox session on Saturday, October 8 due to the Kodomo Matsuri. 

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Thermae Romae – smash hit film comes to HPGCC

Don’t miss Hyogo Cultural Centre’s free screenings of the popular movie, Thermae Romae, thanks to Japan Foundation, Sydney.  Bookings are essential!

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Japanese Conversation Classes – new course starting soon!

Hyogo Cultural Centre’s ever popular Japanese conversation classes will start again from Saturday, July 16.  Please check out the flyer if you are interested in brushing up or even starting from the basics! Japanese Classes July-Aug 2016    

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JLPT registrations are open!!

JLPT registrations are only available online and must be processed by September 9 if you want to sit the test on Sunday, December 4 this year. Remember you can only sit one level as the tests are run at

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Hyogo Cultural Centre closed on Saturday, May 14

Due to Hyogo Cultural Centre’s participation in the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of WA’s annual seminar, the office will be closed all day on Saturday, May 14.  This also means that Chatterbox will be cancelled and library borrowing / returns

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Hyogo Cultural Centre’s New Opening Hours

Please note that Hyogo Cultural Centre will now be open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, Hyogo Cultural Centre will be closed on the Tuesday in lieu.  Chatterbox

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HPGCC Movie Sessions – Happy Flight

The popular comedy, Happy Flight, but the Director of Wood Job, Swing Girls, and Waterboys, will be screened at Hyogo Cultural Centre on April 21 and April 23 thanks to the generous support of The Japan Foundation, Sydney.  Please see

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Hyogo Boys’ Manzai Resources Available!!

It has been a long time coming, but the Manzai scripts and associated YouTube links created by the Hyogo Boys have finally been uploaded to our renewed website.  Please look at the Resources page under the “About the Centre” tab. 

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Easter Break for Hyogo Cultural Centre

Hyogo Cultural Centre will be closed from Friday, March 25 through to Monday, March 28 inclusive.  That means no Chatterbox this weekend – ごめんなさい。Wishing all of our members and Hyogo friends a safe, happy, and chocolate filled Easter break.

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Japan Festival hits Perth this Saturday Feb 27

Don’t miss the Perth Japan Festival in Forrest Place this Saturday from 11am to 6pm.  There will be loads of stalls, Japanese food, wonderful entertainment, and all things Nihon.  Come along and meet the members of the Kuroda Bushi Association

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