Mike DunphyThe Japan Australia Friendship Association (JAFA) was established in 1998 as a social and cultural non-profit volunteer organisation to promote friendship between Australia and Japan.

Japan is a unique country that holds an attraction for many people in South Australia. The State's links with Japan go back over a hundred years, and today we have the largest percentage of people in Australia studying Japanese.

People who know there is more to Japan than Mount Fuji, cherry blossoms and geisha have founded JAFA to give Australians and Japanese a chance to join informal social gatherings. This is not a business organisation or networking group. Our focus is on building social and cultural friendships.

Many members of JAFA have studied Japanese, been to Japan on a student exchange, worked or lived there. Some have married Japanese and brought their families to live in Australia. Others have varied interests in Japanese culture from Kabuki to Karaoke and Manga.

Whatever your particular connection or interest with Japan may be, we look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.

Mike Dunphy

JAFA President

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Diary Dates

Saturday 7 July

AFL Day

3:00pm 

Stratmore Hotel

129 North Tce, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 7 July

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Friday 20 July

Mid-Winter Dinner

6:00pm

Himeji Izakaya

22-24 Grote St, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 21 July

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Wednesday 25 July

J-KAI

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 

 

1 August - 6 September

JLPT Registration Period

 

Saturday 8 September

Japanese Language Speech Contest

12:45pm - 3:00pm

Education Development Centre

4 Milner St, Hindmarsh 5007

 

Sunday 2 December

JLPT

Adelaide