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

Friday 19 July

Japanese Style Card Making Class - Kids

11am - 12pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Saturday 20 July

Japanese Style Card Making Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Saturday 20 July

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Wednesday 24 July

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

1 August - 5 September

JLPT Registration Period

 

Friday 2 August

JAFA Mid-Winter Dinner

6:00pm

Wasai Japanese Kitchen

Field St, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 3 August

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Saturday 31 August

AnimeGO! competition registrations closes

 

Tuesday 17 September

Lisa Ono Live in Adelaide

7:00pm

Adelaide Town Hall