Past Events

past events

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!

 


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.

 


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.

 


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 9 September.

The winner of each division will compete with other states/ territories winners at the Japanese Speech Contest National Finals which will be held at the Japan Foundation Sydney Office on Saturday 7th October 2017.

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

For more information and the application form, click here. Applications close Friday 1 September.

 

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.

 


Hiroshima Day Peace Vigil - Sunday 6 August 2017
Elder Park, King William Road, Adelaide
2pm – 4pm (formalities starting around 3pm)

Join Australian Red Cross to mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb detonation over Hiroshima, Japan. We invite the community to come together to remember the victims of this attack and to highlight the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.

To register your interest, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiroshima-day-vigil-tickets-36091150603; for further enquiries, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details, view the full flyer on our Facebook page here.

 

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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