Past Events

past events

This year, Adelaide will be hosting a public A-bomb exhibition with artifacts. The exhibition is being organised jointly by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Australia (ICAN Australia) and the Australian Red Cross.

 

  • Hiroshima: Free Public A-Bomb Exhibition with Artefacts
  • Date: 1-30 November 2012
  • Venue: Higher Ground, Light Square, Adelaide.
  • Admission: Free
  • Open to the public Tuesday-Saturday evenings.
  • School and group bookings during the day can be made by emailing Catriona Standfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please record your contact details here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see information from ICAN about the event below. See the flyer here.

The UniSA Library will be holding a display of its collection of manga and anime material in the Student Lounge of Magill Library from 15 October – 16 November 2012.

The display title is 'Universe of Imagination: The Many Worlds of Japan', which embraces the strong focus of the collection on speculative ideas – manga, science fiction, parapsychology – as well as allowing for an examination of Japanese perspectives on world cultures.

A Condolence Service for victims of the Japan earthquake disaster was held in Elder Park on Monday, 11th April 2011 at 5:30pm. The Acting Consul-General of Japan Yasufumi Kotake represented Japan at the ceremony, and Natsuko Yoshimoto, concert master of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performed. The ceremony was conducted by Buddhist and Christian priests. Thanks to all who attended.


Organised by the SA Japan Earthquake Appeal Committee




 

JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 20 year history. The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, stalls and plenty of Japanese food.

JAFAの開催する子供の日のお祭りは、アデレードでは20年の歴史を誇る最大級の日本のお祭りです。お祭りでは日本に関する催し物や展示、そして露天商に日本料理の出店が立ち並びます。

 

The festival is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who made the day such a big success.

  • Click here to read a speech delivered in the Legislative Council by Hon. Carmel Zollo MLC who represented the Premier at Kodomo no Hi. Page 1 Page 2

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The Golden Week Japan Festival, "Kodomo no Hi" was held on Sunday, May 1st 2011 at Cowandilla Primary School.

See a video of last year's festival here.


The festival raised over $8000 for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal, and JAFA has decided to add some of its own funds to make the total donation $10,000.

Thanks to everyone involved for making the day such a big success.



To view videos of the festival from previous years, click here
Kodomo no Hi 2010
Kodomo no Hi 2009

We are now searching for subcommittee members to help organise next year's festival. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grace Emily Hotel (232 Waymouth Street)
17th April 2011 · 16:00 - 23:00

A gig to support the Red Cross Japan & Pacific Disaster Appeal.
Tsunami hit my home town... My home country is struggling to rebuild... Some people lost everything... Japan, You are not alone... World pray for you. and Nobu & Friends "PLAY for JAPAN"
Come and enjoy nice Sunday afternoon/evening. 8 amazing music acts.
Japanese food and crafts...
$5.00 entry (all proceed to straight to charity) kids welcome.

Nobuyuki Fukuda


Four teams of international students will face off in a soccer tournament to be held in Adelaide.
JAFA and Nankatsu F.C. are involved so we really hope you will get along to this event and cheer the players on.

Quad Series Soccer Tournament
Cnr South Tce and Hutt Rd.
FINAL - 12 March 2011
 

Korea vs China       2.00pm

Japan vs Australia   4.00pm

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Diary Dates

 

 

Saturday 18 February

Origami & Calligraphy Class

1:30pm - 3pm

Cowandilla Primary School 

21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla 

 

Wednesday 22 February

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000

  

Saturday 4 March

Origami & Calligraphy Class

1:30pm - 3pm

Cowandilla Primary School 

21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla 

 

Sunday 7 May

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

11am - 4pm 

Thebarton Community Centre

Corner South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville