Upcoming Events

Languages Alive! is a program of engaging and highly interactive language and cultural experiences for R-7 students. Delivered by highly proficient speakers of the relevant language, the program will run during the school holidays in metropolitan and country locations.

Who: Reception to year 7
When: October school holidays
Where: School of Languages 1 & 11 October
Cost: $10 per day; school card/healthcare card holders free

Various workshops will be held at each location, exploring a range of languages including Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Italian and Indonesian.

Register online by 29 September by clicking here.

 


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

 


This year's Japanese Speech Contest organised by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of SA (JLTASA) will be held on Saturday 7 September.

This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Australian speech contest. The aim of the contest is to encourage learners who are studying Japanese to showcase their language skills in a challenging context.

The winner of High School Senior division and Open Division will be invited to compete with other states/ territories winners at the Japanese Speech Contest National Finals to be held at the Japan Foundation Sydney Office on Saturday 12 October 2019.

For full entry guidelines and to download an application form, please click here.

Applications close Wednesday 28 August at 5pm.

 


Artists and manga lovers, rejoice! Get creative and win the first prize of $300 CASH + a sponsorship prize pack with AnimeGO!'s 4-Koma manga competition!

What is 4-Koma?
4-Koma manga is a four panel comic strip that traditionally tells a story with a comedic ending. 4-Koma manga appears in magazines, newspapers and many other pop culture publications in Japan.

How do I enter?
Create a 4-Koma manga comic with this year's theme of 'Hachiko', submit it by 31 August 2019 and be in the draw to win - it's super easy!

For full terms and conditions, click here.

 


After the highly acclaimed sold-out shows in 2018, Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova queen, Lisa Ono, is bringing her warm smile and beautiful music back to Australia again in 2019! Collecting musical inspiration from Brazil in a Japanese family, Lisa Ono is the talented singer who brought Bossa Nova to Asia. Her 1999 album “Dream” had been sold more than two hundred thousand copies in Japan. Since then she has been known as a central figure in the Japanese Bossa Nova community.

Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Location: Adelaide Town Hall

Exclusive JAFA discount: Save 10% with the code 'JAFALISA'
Click here to book your tickets.

 


Join JAFA for a day filled with local wines, food and fun on our Barossa Winery Bus Tour!

When: Sunday 24 March
Depature: 7:45am, Adelaide GPO

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

The tour includes private bus pick-up from Adelaide CBD, wine tastings and a BBQ lunch (vegan option 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

 


WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN!

Registrations are open for our AnimeGO! short film competition with the first prize being a trip to JAPAN!

Do you have what it takes? Create a short animated film with this year's theme of 'Hachiko'. Last year's judging panel featured representatives from all three South Australian universities as well as Joseph Mitchell, OzAsia Festival Artistic Director.

Competition closes 31 August 2019 with the winner to be announced at our event in October.

For more details and to register your interest, visit: www.animego.com.au/competition

 

 


Mizuhiki is a decorative cord, made from paper, used for gifts. It is like a ribbon for gift wrapping. Create a unique card using this beautiful technique! 

When: Thursday 21 March
Time: 10am - 11:30am
Venue: Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA) - 113 Gilbert St, Adelaide 5000
Cost: $5 per person for JAFA members, $10 for non-members

Fee includes: Instruction, Materials (MIZUHIKI cords, Card stocks, Envelopes and Card Making parts), coffee, tea and biscuits. Please bring your own craft scissors and any card making materials.

Places are limited and booking is essential by clicking 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