Upcoming Events

Get ready Anime fans: this October, JAFA will be bringing an exciting new event to Adelaide - AnimeGo!

AnimeGo! is an Anime film festival based in Adelaide, South Australia, showcasing some of the latest and greatest anime, with screenings of classic anime, exhibitions, stalls, and Japanese food and drinks.

If you loved our multiple award-winning Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival, you'll love AnimeGo!

Visit www.animego.com.au for more information about the event, and follow AnimeGo! on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved - we'll be calling for performers, stallholders and volunteers soon!

 

 

You are invited to join Australian Red Cross and other community members at a public event to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Saturday 6 August from 5:30pm - 7pm.

Join us at sunset at Elder Park, down from the Rotunda and towards the water, as we use candles, music and messages to remember and reaffirm the call for a ban on nuclear weapons.

Electronic candles and message material provided. Event concludes by 7pm.

For more information, please click here to view the event poster.

 

 

 

JAFA's annual Mid-Winter Dinner will be held on Friday, 5 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 $30 for JAFA members and $35 for non-members. Food is provided in a buffet form, with a vegan option available.

Our last dinner event sold out, so secure your spot early! Visit our TryBooking site to book, and don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook!

 

 

The Australian Walking & Cycling Conference will be held in Adelaide on 18 & 19 July 2016.

The simple acts of walking and cycling have the potential to transform the places we live, our economies and how we engage with our environment.

The Australian Walking and Cycling conference explores the potential for walking and cycling to not only provide for transport and recreation but solutions to challenges of liveability, health, community building, economic development and sustainability.

To find out more go to www.walkingandcycling.com.au.

 

 

The OzAsia Festival kicks off this week in Adelaide, with the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival to be held this Sunday, 27th September from 4-8:30pm in Elder Park. The festival is free and fun for the whole family, featuring lantern installations, food trucks, performances and fireworks over the River Torrens.

JAFA will be holding an origami and calligraphy workshop from 5:30-7pm, so come down and say hi and enjoy this amazing cultural event.

Chuo University is sending its baseball team to play a three-game friendship series against the Adelaide BITE development squad at Norwood Oval on 25 and 26 November. All games are free to attend. The first game will be played at 7:00 PM on Monday 25 November. The second and third game will be played as a double header at 4:00 PM and 7:00 pm on Tuesday 26 November.


Additionally, the Chuo University baseball team will train at Glenelg Baseball Club on Sunday 24 November from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. That training will be followed by a BBQ lunch and social mixer.

J-Kai is JAFA's monthly social event that has been running since 1998. It provides an opportunity for Japanese and Australians with an interest in Japan to meet in a relaxed atmosphere. You don't have to be a JAFA member or speak any Japanese, just come along! Anyone can join and it's free.

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Theatre Bar, Metropolitan Hotel - 46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 (opposite Central Market); click here to open Google Maps

Cost: FREE!

Dr Yasushi Horikawa is presenting a lecture on world trends in the industrialisation of space activities at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The lecture is free, but registration is encouraged.

  • Annual SIAA Distinguished Lecture: World Trends in the Industrialisation of Space Activities - A Japanese Perspective on Global Cooperation
  • Thursday 11 July 2013 from 6.00-7.00pm
  • Adelaide Convention Centre (North Terrace, Adelaide)
  • RSVP by 9 July 2013 On-line: http://www.spaceindustry.com.au/register.htm By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Due to COVID-19, all JAFA events have been cancelled until further notice.

 

 

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