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

Saturday 18 November

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Wednesday 22 November

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 

 

Sunday 3 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

12pm

UniSA City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

 

Friday 8 December

Bonenkai

6:30pm - 

Nagomi Japanese Kitchen

Shop 5, 242 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 16 December

JAFA Christmas Bus Tour

4:45pm - 10:30pm

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt and Lights of Lobethal

Pick-up from GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000