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

 

 

 

Committee Members

Mike Dunphy - President
Emiko Mayer - Vice President
Martin Pietsch - Treasurer
Victoria Kyriakopoulos - Secretary
Wade Beger - Public Officer
Herbert Dorfmeister - Committee Member
Naomi Pietsch - Committee Member
Chris McKay - Committee Member
Mark Brealey - Committee Member
Richard Gomes - Committee Member

Instagram @jafaadelaide #jafaadelaide

 

Diary Dates

 

Saturday 5 & 19 September

Craft Classes

2pm-3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla

 

Wednesday 23 September

J-Kai

6pm-9pm

 

Hotel Metro

46 Grote St, Adelaide