If you like the great Japanese sport of yakyu you might like to join us in January when the Adelaide Bite play the Melbourne Aces. Three of the Melboourne players are from the Seibu Lions and we'll have an opportunity to meet them and get autographs. If you'd like to come along please click here to register.
Venue: Norwood Oval, cnr. Woods St. and The Parade, Norwood
Japanese Language and Culture Course in Kanazawa, Japan -- April 2015
The Australia-Japan Society of the ACT (AJS ACT), in conjunction with the Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE), is again calling for applications for the two-week in-country course in Japanese language/culture in Kanazawa. This will be the 22nd course that has been run under this program.
JAFA's annual Bonenkai celebration is fast approaching -- register your details now!
When: 6pm, Friday 12 December 2014
Where: Little NNQ - 125 Gouger St, Adelaide 5000
Cost: JAFA Members - $35 / Non-members - $40
RSVP: Tuesday, 9th December
Step 1 - You must prepay. Read on for details.
Step 2 - Click here to register
J-KAI is on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 6pm at the Metropolitan Hotel, 46 Grote St.
友達作りにはJAFAのJ-KAIがオススメ。Metropolitan Hotel(46 Grote St.)にて第４水曜日に開催されます。どなたでも気軽に参加してください。 入場は無料です。
Stallholder, display holder and performer registrations for Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival 2015 are NOW OPEN. Read the information below to apply.
The deadline for applications is March 30, 2015.
In order to make the festival a success, we need participation from the community in the way of Japan-related stalls, displays and performances. Read on for more information on how you can participate and make the 20th anniversary something really special.
We are searching for students with an interest in Japan (particularly creative art students and early childhood education students) to collaborate with us in a project to create colourful koinobori (Japanese carp streamer kites) to display as part of an art installation in April 2015, and then as part of a display at the 20th anniversary of Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival on Sunday, 3rd May 2015.
The goals of the project are as follows
- conduct workshops at primary schools and/or high schools to create up to 100 koinobori
- display koinobori as part of an art installation in the leadup to the festival
- display koinobori at Kodomo no Hi in 2015
JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 19-year history. Last year the event was attended by up to 5000 people. The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, stalls and plenty of Japanese food.
The festival is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who made the day such a big success.
Festival Feedback - 3 Question Survey
So we can respond to feedback and improve the festival experience for patrons, it would be greatly appreciated if you would take a minute to complete this 3 question survey. Positive feedback and/or constructive criticism more than welcome!
Click on the links to watch these excellent short films inspired by Japan and its culture.
While very popular and successful, it is time for the next generation to take over the organisation of "Kodomo no Hi".
Japanese drumming group 'Matsuri Taiko' (formerly Atsui no Taiko) formed in 2003 at The University of Adelaide, South Australia. The group was formed by Katie Seaman, who began teaching this group after gaining experience at Flinders Street School of Music.
As well as a highly accomplished performance group, Matsuri Taiko offer workshops for schools and businesses, 'Come and Try' sessions and ongoing classes.
28 January - WED - 6pm onwards
7 December - SUN - 1pm onwards
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
12 December - FRI