Upcoming Events

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 22nd and 23rd March in Adelaide.

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

 

 

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

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.

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!

 

Spring is almost here and we'll be welcoming the season with a Spring Picnic on Sunday 10th September in Hazelwood Park. It's a bring-your-own food and drinks picnic 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!

 

 

 

Hiroshima Day Peace Vigil - Sunday 6 August 2017
Elder Park, King William Road, Adelaide
2pm – 4pm (formalities starting around 3pm)

Join Australian Red Cross to mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb detonation over Hiroshima, Japan. We invite the community to come together to remember the victims of this attack and to highlight the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.

To register your interest, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiroshima-day-vigil-tickets-36091150603; for further enquiries, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details, view the full flyer on our Facebook page here.

 

This year's Japanese Speech Contest organised by the Japanese Language Teachers Association of SA (JLTASA) will be held on Saturday 9 September.

The winner of each division will compete with other states/ territories winners at the Japanese Speech Contest National Finals which will be held at the Japan Foundation Sydney Office on Saturday 7th October 2017.

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

For more information and the application form, click here. Applications close Friday 1 September.

 

JAFA's annual Mid-Winter Dinner is on again! Join us as we warm up at Sushi Planet on Friday 28 July from 6pm.

There is a full set menu available with vegan/vegetarian options. The cost is just $35 for JAFA members and $40 for non-members.

This is a great opportunity to make some new friends and enjoy some tasty Japanese cuisine! You don't have to be a member to come along and everyone is welcome, so bring your friends!

Hurry, limited tickets left! To secure your spot, visit the TryBooking page here. Please note, tickets must be purchased in advanced by Wednesday 26 July.

 

 

 

 

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Diary Dates

Saturday 20 January

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla 5033

 

Wednesday 24 January

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 

 

Sat & Sun 27-28 January

DENSO Bright Pegasus vs Aussie Spirit

10:00am & 2:00pm

West Beach