Past Events

past events

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.

 

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.

 

 

JAFA is hosting its first Barossa Valley winery tour! Come along for a day filled with local wines, food and fun.


Date: Saturday 28 November
Venue: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Departure: 7:45am sharp; GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000

This is a full-day tour, and will be returning to the CBD at approximately 6pm the same day.

 

What's included:

  • Private bus pick-up from Adelaide CBD
  • Wine tasting
  • BBQ lunch

 

The tour will include a stop at the buzzing Angaston Farmer's Market for a taste of local produce, sampling local wine at various internationally-recognised wineries, Maggie's Beer Farm shop for delicious goodies and a BBQ lunch at the beautiful Seppeltsfield Gardens.

The tour is open to both JAFA members and non-members alike. There is a discounted rate for JAFA members, however non-members can opt to purchase their ticket plus a JAFA membership (for more information about being a JAFA member, click here).

 

Spots are limited, so register now! For more information and to secure your spot, please click here.

 

 

This year, Adelaide will be hosting a public A-bomb exhibition with artifacts. The exhibition is being organised jointly by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Australia (ICAN Australia) and the Australian Red Cross.

 

  • Hiroshima: Free Public A-Bomb Exhibition with Artefacts
  • Date: 1-30 November 2012
  • Venue: Higher Ground, Light Square, Adelaide.
  • Admission: Free
  • Open to the public Tuesday-Saturday evenings.
  • School and group bookings during the day can be made by emailing Catriona Standfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please record your contact details here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please see information from ICAN about the event below. See the flyer here.

The 2016 South Australia Japanese Language Speech Contest will take place in Hindmarsh on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

The finals will be held at the Japan Foundation in Sydney on Saturday, 8 October 2016.

The first prize includes a return air ticket to Japan.

For more information and to obtain an application form, please visit the JLTASA website at www.jltasa.asn.au/event/speech-contest

F
or guidlines and hints about the contest, visit the Japan Foundation website: www.speechcontest.jpf-sydney.net/index.html

 

 

The UniSA Library will be holding a display of its collection of manga and anime material in the Student Lounge of Magill Library from 15 October – 16 November 2012.

The display title is 'Universe of Imagination: The Many Worlds of Japan', which embraces the strong focus of the collection on speculative ideas – manga, science fiction, parapsychology – as well as allowing for an examination of Japanese perspectives on world cultures.

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Diary Dates

 

Saturday 18 January

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Wednesday 22 January

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

Saturday 1 February

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Saturday 1 February

Sashiko Lounge

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Saturday 15 February

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Sunday 3 May

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

11:00am - 4:00pm

Thebarton Community Centre

Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pde, Torrensville 5031