The tenth triennial conference of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry will be held in Adelaide from December 1-6.
Over forty speakers will present at the conference, with some papers dealing specifically with origami. There will be a related workshop by Junichi Yananose.
Besides these origami-related presentations, a number of presenters from Japan will discuss other aspects of symmetry and asymmetry.
In early 2015, The Koinobori Project saw five Adelaide schools create carp streamers, or koinobori, as part of a cultural exchange with our sister city Himeji in Japan.
The koinobori were displayed in Victoria Square, Adelaide and again at Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival, before being sent to Himeji.
Our koinobori were recently displayed at a large festival immediately in front of Himeji Castle, with the locals being touched by the words written on them by the South Australian students.
Click here to view the photos. Photos courtesy of Peter Mayer.
Come and join JAFA in farewelling the year at JAFA's annual Bonenkai! We'll be celebrating at Ding Hao restaurant on Gouger Street, with a special banquet menu, with a vegetarian/vegan banquet option.
Where: Ding Hao Chinese Restaurant
You don't have to be a JAFA member to come along. This event is open to everyone, so bring your friends!
Our last two dinner events SOLD OUT! Book early to secure your spot by visiting our TryBooking site.
The JAFA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 6pm at the Metropolitan Hotel, 46 Grote St Adelaide.
The AGM is open to all JAFA members.
Please check your e-mails for an agenda of the meeting.
J-Kai will continue as normal following the AGM.
Get ready, Anime fans - JAFA is bringing a new event to Adelaide!
On October 22, join us at Prospect Town Hall for AnimeGO!, showcasing some of the latest and greatest Anime, with screenings of classic Anime, Maid Cafe, exhibitions, displays, J-pop, free entertainment, Japanese food and drinks, licensed bar (18+ only) and MORE!
If you loved our award winning Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival, you'll love AnimeGO!
AnimeGO! is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Proceeds raised from this year's Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival allowed JAFA to make a donation to the UNHCR towards relief efforts in Ecuador following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on 16 April 2016.
As a community organisation, we are ready to help other communities in need and have used the proceeds of the Festival support the Japan Red Cross after the earthquake and tsunami that struck in 2011, UNICEF after the Nepal earthquake and this year UNHCR and the City of Kumamoto.
Please click on 'read more' to find out how the money we donated is being used and some of the disaster relief projects that the UNHCR delivers in Ecuador.
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Sunday 4 December
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
University of South Australia City West Campus
North Terrace, Adelaide
Friday 9 December
Ding Hao Chinese Restaurant
Gouger Street, Adelaide
Wednesday 25 January 2017
6pm - 9pm
46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000