Past Events

past events

After the success of our Barossa Valley bus tour earlier this year, JAFA will be returning to Ubertas Wines for our Barossa Winery & BBQ event! The day includes a private return bus from Adelaide CBD.

JAFA will prepare a delicious slow cooked pig-on-a-spit for lunch, whilst the friendly staff from the family owned Ubertas winery will be on hand to supply their selection of wines.

When: Sunday 6 October (long weekend)
Departure: 10:50am sharp, Adelaide GPO
Return to Adelaide: approx. 7pm

Prices include private bus, food, wine and coffee. Self-drive and no alcohol options also available.
The tour is open to everyone, however spots are limited and bookings must be made in advance.
To view the full itinerary and to secure your tickets, click here

 


JAFA's annual Mid-Winter Dinner will be held on Friday 2 August from 6pm. This year we'll be warming up at Wasai Japanese Kitchen.

This is a great opportunity to meet other JAFA members, or those with an interest in Japan, and socialise in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a JAFA member to come along!

The cost is just $25 for JAFA financial members and $35 for non-members. Food is provided in a buffet form, with a vegan option available.

Bookings are essential and space is limited. Visit our TryBooking site to book, and don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook!

 


Our first two Sashiko classes have proved very popular and booked out quickly - register today so you don't miss out!

When: Saturday 2 March
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 - Free parking
Cost: $10 for JAFA members, $15 for non-members

Fee includes instruction, materials (1 Sashiko pre-printed fabric panel, 1 Sashiko thread skein, 1 Sashiko Instruction), coffee, tea and biscuits. Sashiko needles can be substituted by embroidery needles, but participants can purchase Sashiko needle set (1 short, 1 long) for AU$3. Participants can purchase more Sashiko panels or skeins if required. 

Places are limited to 10 and booking is essential by clicking here.

 


Make cute and cool greeting cards with ORIGAMI! Learn how to make a couple of origami motifs with origami paper and make your own Japanese style cards. The fee includes origami paper, card stocks and other materials for two greeting cards.

This class is for year 1-7 primary school students ONLY. Please see below for our adults class.

Date: Friday 19th July
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla SA 5033 (free parking available onsite)
Fee: $5 for JAFA financial members, $10 for non-JAFA financial members

Bookings are essential - please click here.

For any queries, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 8370 8771.

 


Come and join us in farewelling the year at our Bonenkai! We will be celebrating at Nishiki Cafe & Izakaya with a special banquet menu, with a vegan/vegetarian option.

Date: Friday 14 December
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 21 Sturt Street, Adelaide 5000

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, tickets are just $20 for JAFA financial members! Not a member? Click here for more information! Non-members: $35.

Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

To view the full menu and to purchase your tickets, visit our TryBooking site: https://www.trybooking.com/ZNVR

 


Make your own Japanese style greeting cards! You can try Origami or Calligraphy or BOTH! We will also prepare other cool materials for card making. The fee includes all materials to make two greeting cards. No booking required.

Date: Saturday 20th July
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla SA 5033 (free parking available onsite)
Fee: $5 for JAFA financial members, $10 for non-JAFA financial members

For any queries, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (08) 8370 8771.

 

 


This year's Japanese Speech Contest organised by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of SA (JLTASA) will be held on Saturday 8 September.

The winner of High School Senior division and Open Division will compete with other states/territories winners at the National Finals which will be held at the Japan Foundation Sydney Office on Saturday 6th October 2018.

The SA Japanese Speech Contest has four categories. These are:
1. High School Senior Division
2. Open Division
3. Open Beginner Division
4. Background Speaker Division

For more information and to download an application form, click here. Applications close Friday 31 August.

 


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Diary Dates

Wednesday 27 November

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

Sunday 1 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

1:00pm

UniSA City West Campus

 

Friday 13 December

Bonenkai

6:00pm

Sushi Planet

1/60 West Tce, Adelaide 6000