AJS ACT has been collaborating with the Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange to run two week long Japanese language and culture courses in Kanazawa, twice each year since 1999. For the past couple of years, Australian National University has been involved in three week long courses in November/December at the same Institute.
The course will run for 3 weeks from Sunday 20 November to Saturday 17 December 2016 and includes intensive language lessons, cultural activities and home stay accommodation with a Japanese family - this latter is one of the outstanding features of the program and will certainly give a boost to your language skills.
Get ready, Anime fans - JAFA is bringing a new event to Adelaide!
On October 22, join us at Prospect Town Hall for AnimeGO!, showcasing some of the latest and greatest Anime, with screenings of classic Anime, Maid Cafe, exhibitions, displays, J-pop, free entertainment, Japanese food and drinks, licensed bar (18+ only) and MORE!
If you loved our award winning Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival, you'll love AnimeGO!
AnimeGO! is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
梅田宏明（ビジュアル・アーティスト＆パフォーマー）"Split Flow & Holistic Strata"
Proceeds raised from this year's Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival allowed JAFA to make a donation to the UNHCR towards relief efforts in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on 16 April 2016.
As a community organisation, we are ready to help other communities in need and have used the proceeds of the Festival support the Japan Red Cross after the earthquake and tsunami that struck in 2011, UNICEF after the Nepal earthquake and this year UNHCR and the City of Kumamoto.
Please click on 'read more' to find out how the money we donated is being used and some of the disaster relief projects that the UNHCR delivers in Ecuador.
JAFA is proud to be one of the 48 recipients of the Australia-Japan Foundation Grants program. The $8000 grant will go towards the inaugural AnimeGo! Anime Film Festival to be held on 22 October 2016. The Festival aims to encourage and motivate interest in the Australia Japan relationship through the art and film of anime.
To read the Foreign Minister's media release on successful grants, please click here.
More information about AnimeGo!, including key dates and a description of the project can be found by accessing the Australia-Japan Foundation website here.
If you're pressed for ideas this coming school holidays, JAFA will be holding a special Origami & Calligraphy class for children!
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Wednesday 28 September