Mike DunphyThe Japan Australia Friendship Association (JAFA) was established in 1998 as a social and cultural non-profit volunteer organisation to promote friendship between Australia and Japan.

Japan is a unique country that holds an attraction for many people in South Australia. The State's links with Japan go back over a hundred years, and today we have the largest percentage of people in Australia studying Japanese.

People who know there is more to Japan than Mount Fuji, cherry blossoms and geisha have founded JAFA to give Australians and Japanese a chance to join informal social gatherings. This is not a business organisation or networking group. Our focus is on building social and cultural friendships.

Many members of JAFA have studied Japanese, been to Japan on a student exchange, worked or lived there. Some have married Japanese and brought their families to live in Australia. Others have varied interests in Japanese culture from Kabuki to Karaoke and Manga.

Whatever your particular connection or interest with Japan may be, we look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.

Mike Dunphy

JAFA President

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Diary Dates

Wednesday 28 February

J-KAI

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 

 

Saturday 3 March

Taishokoto Class

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Saturday 3 March

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

 

Saturday 3 March

JAFA Picnic

3:00pm - late

Hazelwood Park

Greenhill Rd

 

Sunday 6 May

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

11:00am - 4:00pm

Thebarton Community Centre

Corner South Rd & Ashwin Pde, Torrensville