Upcoming Events

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.

 


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!

 

 


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!

 

 

 


Join us on Tuesday 19th June as Japan takes on Colombia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup match.

Kick off is 9:30pm Adelaide time. We will be watching the game LIVE from 9pm at the Hotel Metropolitan - 46 Grote Street, Adelaide (opposite Central Markets).

This is a free event and everyone is welcome - bring your friends along for a great night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Hideki Kaneko (a.k.a. KINGEN, the master of Taishokoto) a member of our counterpart organization in Niigata will be visiting Adelaide in March to conduct classes in playing the Taishokoto.

This is a modified form of the Koto, with the idea based on the typewriter. It's a relatively simple instrument to learn to play and is a great introduction to Japanese music.

The classes will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March in Adelaide.

If you'd like to register for a class, please click here to submit your details.

 

 

Enjoy an evening on a private chartered bus that will take you on a journey to see the fantastic Hahndorf Christmas Market, followed by the enchanting Lights of Lobethal.

We'll have 2 hours to soak in the atmosphere of over 50 stalls at the Christmas Markets. After this, we'll head to our final destination - the famous Lights of Lobethal.

Don't miss out on this magical Christmas journey!

Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: 4:45pm - 10:30pm
Location: Bus tour starts from Adelaide GPO - King William Street
Cost: JAFA Members $20; Non-Members $25

Bookings are essential. To secure your spot, visit our TryBooking page by clicking here.

Softball SA will play host to a two day tournament between the Aussie Spirit and Japanese Professional Softball Team, the DENSO Bright Pegasus, in January 2018. The series will feature two games on Saturday the 27th of January and a further two games on Sunday the 28th at West Beach.

With Japan currently ranked World Number 1 in softball, the Australia Day feature event will be sure to display some of the best competition ever seen in South Australia.

Aussie Spirit vs DENSO Bright Pegasus
Jan 24 DENSO Arrive
Jan 26 Aussie Spirit Arrive
Jan 27 Games: 10.00am & 2.00pm
Jan 28 Games: 10.00am & 2.00pm

Come and join us in farewelling the year at our annual Bonenkai! This year we will be celebrating at Nagomi Japanese Kitchen with a special banquet menu, with a vegan/vegetarian bento box option.

Date: Friday 8 December
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Nagomi Japanese Kitchen - Shop 5, 242 Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000
Cost: JAFA Members $35; Non-Members $40

Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Book now to secure your spot!

To view the full menu and to purchase your tickets, visit our TryBooking site: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=333807

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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Diary Dates

Saturday 7 July

AFL Day

3:00pm 

Stratmore Hotel

129 North Tce, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 7 July

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Friday 20 July

Mid-Winter Dinner

6:00pm

Himeji Izakaya

22-24 Grote St, Adelaide 5000

 

Saturday 21 July

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033

 

Wednesday 25 July

J-KAI

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 

 

1 August - 6 September

JLPT Registration Period

 

Saturday 8 September

Japanese Language Speech Contest

12:45pm - 3:00pm

Education Development Centre

4 Milner St, Hindmarsh 5007

 

Sunday 2 December

JLPT

Adelaide