Upcoming Events

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.

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!

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.

 

JAFA will hold a World Cup party at the Metropolitan Hotel when Australia and Japan do battle at Saitama Stadium. Come in your team colours, watch the action live and cheer on your favourite team... or cheer on both teams! Kickoff at 8pm.

  • What: FIFA World Cup Brazil Asian Qualifier - Japan vs Australia
  • When: Tuesday 4 June, 2013
  • Kickoff: 8pm Adelaide time
  • Where: Metropolitan Hotel (46 Grote St.)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • ALL WELCOME!

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.

JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 21 year history.

The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, food and stalls.

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival has won a number of prestigious community awards.

  • 2013 WINNER - The City of West Torrens Community Event of the Year Award
  • 2013 WINNER - The Australia Day Council of South Australia Community Event of the Year Award

JAFAが主催する「こどもの日・ジャパンフェスティバル」は、アデレイドで最大級の日本のイベント。 今年2016年は、フェスティバル21周年の歴史を誇ります。 当日は日本に関する公演、実演、展示、アクティビティなど盛りだくさん。 いろいろな食べ物の屋台、ショッピングの出店も建ち並びます。

Come along for a fun day for the whole family at this unique community event.

 
A big thank you to our sponsors! 
- Government of South Australia
- City of West Torrens
- Print Graphics and Displays

What will I find at this year's festival?

Getting to the festival and parking at the festival

Click to find the best way to get to the festival, find parking and enter the festival grounds.

Stallholder, display holder and performer registrations are now CLOSED.

Volunteers

In order to make the festival a success, we need the help of volunteers. Click here for more information.

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Diary Dates

Saturday 16 March

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Thursday 21 March

Mizuhiki Class

10:00am - 11:30am

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert St, Adelaide 5000

 

Sunday 24 March

Barossa Winery Bus Tour

7:45am - 

Adelaide GPO

 

Wednesday 27 March

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 

 

Saturday 6 April

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033