Upcoming Events

Hiroko Kimura is a woman with an extraordinary and courageous spirit who has repeatedly "risen" beyond the limitations of her physical disability to produce beautiful art and poetry which embody her greater vision of "peace" among the people of the world.

Until Tuesday 16 October, her artworks will be on display in Hahndorf.

When: 10 October - 16 October 2018
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Aterlier Yui - 1 Strempel Avenue, Hahndorf SA 5245
Entry: Free
Enquiries can be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The full flyer can be found on our Facebook page.

 

 


Spring is upon us and we'll be welcoming the season with a Spring Picnic on Sunday 14th October in Hazelwood Park. It's a bring-your-own food and drinks event and we'll be meeting near the playground from 12 noon. Everyone is welcome!

If coming by bus, alight at stop 13 on Greenhill Road and walk about 500m to the picnic spot.

The park has spacious grassed areas, BBQs, playground, duck pond, walking trails and toilets.

Click here to share the Facebook event with your friends or click here for the event flyer.

For a map of the park, please click here.

Contact details of the organisers, Kate and Emiko, can be found on the flyer.

We hope to see you there!

 


The Japan Australia Friendship Association proudly presents:

AnimeGO! Anime Film Festival 2018

Adelaide's first and only anime film festival! Held annually, AnimeGO! is a showcase for aspiring animators, film makers and artists. The festival encourages creators to produce content with a Japanese influence, whether it be animation films (anime), artwork or music.

 

The festival's highlight will be the screening of the top entries from our film making competition, along with a mixture of five anime films. We will also be announcing the winner of our short anime film making competition with the prize being a TRIP TO JAPAN!

 

Film screenings are just $10 if pre-purchased online or $12 at the door. Hurry, limited seats per screening! Pre-purchase your tickets via EventBrite: http://bit.ly/animego2018

 

A Letter to Momo [PG] – 10:30am
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya [PG] – 1:30pm
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms [MA15+] – 4:30pm
Initial D the Movie: Legend 1 / Legend 2 (Double Feature) [M] – 7.30pm

When: Saturday 20 October 2018
Time: 10am - 10pm
Where: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas - Cinema Place, off Rundle Street, Adelaide 5000
Cost: Films just $10 each if pre-purchased online or $12 at the door. Entry to the festival is FREE!

Family-friendly, suitable for all ages with plenty of free activities for the kids! Plus, make sure to pop into our Maid Cafe and say hi to our friendly butlers and maids who will be serving treats all day long!

 

For updates, follow AnimeGO! on Facebook or visit www.animego.com.au

 


The David Roche Foundation will open a major new exhibition Edo Style: Art of Japan (1615-1868) which will showcase more than 150 exquisite works of art, drawn predominantly from the renowned Japanese art collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia, with additional items from The David Roche Collection and private collections.

Edo Style: Art of Japan (1615-1868)
5 September to 1 December 2018
The David Roche Foundation
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed Sunday-Monday.
Cost is $10 or $8 concession. Children under 5 free.
No bookings required. Exhibition only.

www.rochefoundation.com.au

 


Commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Join Australian Red Cross to reflect on the tragic use of nuclear weapons in 1945 and take part in an activity to inspire their efforts to ensure they are never used again.

Drumming ensemble El Tambo Taiko, school students - including from the Adelaide Japanese Community School - together with others will share their talents, perspectives and insights. Hear about the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty adopted in 2017 and the road still ahead to see it take effect.

When: Sunday 5 August, 2pm - 3:30pm
Where: Australian Red Cross reception space, 212 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000.

Visit the Facebook event for more details.

 


Our annual Mid-Winter Dinner is one of our most popular events! This year we'll be warming up at Himeji Izakaya on Grote Street in the city (a very short walk from our monthly J-Kai venue!) on Friday 20 July from 6pm.

There will be a set menu, with a vegetarian/vegan option. The cost is just $30 for JAFA members or $40 for non-members. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends!

To view the menu and purchase your tickets, click here.

Please note: tickets MUST be purchased in advance no later than Tuesday 17 July. Don't delay, or you may miss out!

 

 


This year's Japanese Speech Contest organised by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of SA (JLTASA) will be held on Saturday 8 September.

The winner of High School Senior division and Open Division will compete with other states/territories winners at the National Finals which will be held at the Japan Foundation Sydney Office on Saturday 6th October 2018.

The SA Japanese Speech Contest has four categories. These are:
1. High School Senior Division
2. Open Division
3. Open Beginner Division
4. Background Speaker Division

For more information and to download an application form, click here. Applications close Friday 31 August.

 


Come to see Port Adelaide take on St Kilda on Saturday 7th July for a great Australian cultural experience! We will meet at 3 pm at the Strathmore Hotel, 129 North Terrace, and walk together to Adelaide Oval.

All tickets are for General Admission, however seating should be available if we get there early enough.

Ticket prices:
Adult - $35
Student - $25 (with valid student ID)
Click here to purchase your tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 


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Diary Dates

Saturday 15 June

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 

 

Wednesday 26 June

J-KAI 

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  

 

1 August - 5 September

JLPT Registration Period