Upcoming Events

If you're pressed for ideas this coming school holidays, JAFA will be holding a special Origami & Calligraphy class for children!

When: Wednesday 5 October (first week)
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Where: Cowandilla Primary School - 21 Jenkins St., Cowandilla
Cost: $10 per child
Minimum age 7 years
Maximum 12 children in class

To secure a spot, please click here to book via TryBooking.

Don't forget, we run regular Origami & Calligraphy classes every first and third Saturday of the month!

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

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.

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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