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

Tuesday 17 September

Lisa Ono Live in Adelaide

7:00pm

Adelaide Town Hall

 

Saturday 21 September

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Wednesday 25 September

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

Saturday 5 October

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

 

Sunday 6 October

Barossa Winery & BBQ

10:50am - 7:00pm

Ubertas Wines

Barossa Valley

 

Sunday 20 October

AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival

12:00pm - 9:00pm

Published Arthouse

11 Cannon St, Adelaide 5000