Upcoming Events

 

JAFA is hosting its first Barossa Valley winery tour! Come along for a day filled with local wines, food and fun.


Date: Saturday 28 November
Venue: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Departure: 7:45am sharp; GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000

This is a full-day tour, and will be returning to the CBD at approximately 6pm the same day.

 

What's included:

  • Private bus pick-up from Adelaide CBD
  • Wine tasting
  • BBQ lunch

 

The tour will include a stop at the buzzing Angaston Farmer's Market for a taste of local produce, sampling local wine at various internationally-recognised wineries, Maggie's Beer Farm shop for delicious goodies and a BBQ lunch at the beautiful Seppeltsfield Gardens.

The tour is open to both JAFA members and non-members alike. There is a discounted rate for JAFA members, however non-members can opt to purchase their ticket plus a JAFA membership (for more information about being a JAFA member, click here).

 

Spots are limited, so register now! For more information and to secure your spot, please click here.

 

 

The OzAsia Festival kicks off this week in Adelaide, with the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival to be held this Sunday, 27th September from 4-8:30pm in Elder Park. The festival is free and fun for the whole family, featuring lantern installations, food trucks, performances and fireworks over the River Torrens.

JAFA will be holding an origami and calligraphy workshop from 5:30-7pm, so come down and say hi and enjoy this amazing cultural event.

J-Kai is JAFA's monthly social event that has been running since 1998. It provides an opportunity for Japanese and Australians with an interest in Japan to meet in a relaxed atmosphere. You don't have to be a JAFA member or speak any Japanese, just come along! Anyone can join and it's free.

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Theatre Bar, Metropolitan Hotel - 46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 (opposite Central Market); click here to open Google Maps

Cost: FREE!

Chuo University is sending its baseball team to play a three-game friendship series against the Adelaide BITE development squad at Norwood Oval on 25 and 26 November. All games are free to attend. The first game will be played at 7:00 PM on Monday 25 November. The second and third game will be played as a double header at 4:00 PM and 7:00 pm on Tuesday 26 November.


Additionally, the Chuo University baseball team will train at Glenelg Baseball Club on Sunday 24 November from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. That training will be followed by a BBQ lunch and social mixer.

Dr Yasushi Horikawa is presenting a lecture on world trends in the industrialisation of space activities at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The lecture is free, but registration is encouraged.

  • Annual SIAA Distinguished Lecture: World Trends in the Industrialisation of Space Activities - A Japanese Perspective on Global Cooperation
  • Thursday 11 July 2013 from 6.00-7.00pm
  • Adelaide Convention Centre (North Terrace, Adelaide)
  • RSVP by 9 July 2013 On-line: http://www.spaceindustry.com.au/register.htm By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 21 year history.

The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, food and stalls.

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival has won a number of prestigious community awards.

  • 2013 WINNER - The City of West Torrens Community Event of the Year Award
  • 2013 WINNER - The Australia Day Council of South Australia Community Event of the Year Award

JAFAが主催する「こどもの日・ジャパンフェスティバル」は、アデレイドで最大級の日本のイベント。 今年2016年は、フェスティバル21周年の歴史を誇ります。 当日は日本に関する公演、実演、展示、アクティビティなど盛りだくさん。 いろいろな食べ物の屋台、ショッピングの出店も建ち並びます。

Come along for a fun day for the whole family at this unique community event.

 
A big thank you to our sponsors! 
- Government of South Australia
- City of West Torrens
- Print Graphics and Displays

What will I find at this year's festival?

Getting to the festival and parking at the festival

Click to find the best way to get to the festival, find parking and enter the festival grounds.

Stallholder, display holder and performer registrations are now CLOSED.

Volunteers

In order to make the festival a success, we need the help of volunteers. Click here for more information.

 

JAFA will hold a World Cup party at the Metropolitan Hotel when Australia and Japan do battle at Saitama Stadium. Come in your team colours, watch the action live and cheer on your favourite team... or cheer on both teams! Kickoff at 8pm.

  • What: FIFA World Cup Brazil Asian Qualifier - Japan vs Australia
  • When: Tuesday 4 June, 2013
  • Kickoff: 8pm Adelaide time
  • Where: Metropolitan Hotel (46 Grote St.)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • ALL WELCOME!

JAFA runs regular origami and calligraphy classes. Beginners to advanced welcome!

 
When: Every first and third Saturday of the month (some exceptions)

Venue: Multicultural Communities Council of SA - 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Fees: $5/session for JAFA members; $10/session for non-members (for membership information, please click here)

 

All materials provided.

Your instructors will be Emiko Mayer and Machiko Dunphy.


** Please note: these classes are unsuitable for small children as we are unable to provide supervision. We recommend ages 10 and above. We periodically run special classes during school holidays for children - please see our Facebook page or website for details.

 

Upcoming Dates

 

June 2017: Saturday 3rd & 17th

July 2017: Saturday 1st & 15th

August 2017: Saturday 5th & 19th

To register for a class or for more information, please call (08) 8370 8771 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Diary Dates

Saturday 18 November

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Wednesday 22 November

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 

 

Sunday 3 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

12pm

UniSA City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

 

Friday 8 December

Bonenkai

6:30pm - 

Nagomi Japanese Kitchen

Shop 5, 242 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 16 December

JAFA Christmas Bus Tour

4:45pm - 10:30pm

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt and Lights of Lobethal

Pick-up from GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000