Upcoming Events

Chuo University is sending its baseball team to play a three-game friendship series against the Adelaide BITE development squad at Norwood Oval on 25 and 26 November. All games are free to attend. The first game will be played at 7:00 PM on Monday 25 November. The second and third game will be played as a double header at 4:00 PM and 7:00 pm on Tuesday 26 November.


Additionally, the Chuo University baseball team will train at Glenelg Baseball Club on Sunday 24 November from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. That training will be followed by a BBQ lunch and social mixer.

Dr Yasushi Horikawa is presenting a lecture on world trends in the industrialisation of space activities at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The lecture is free, but registration is encouraged.

  • Annual SIAA Distinguished Lecture: World Trends in the Industrialisation of Space Activities - A Japanese Perspective on Global Cooperation
  • Thursday 11 July 2013 from 6.00-7.00pm
  • Adelaide Convention Centre (North Terrace, Adelaide)
  • RSVP by 9 July 2013 On-line: http://www.spaceindustry.com.au/register.htm By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

JAFA will hold a World Cup party at the Metropolitan Hotel when Australia and Japan do battle at Saitama Stadium. Come in your team colours, watch the action live and cheer on your favourite team... or cheer on both teams! Kickoff at 8pm.

  • What: FIFA World Cup Brazil Asian Qualifier - Japan vs Australia
  • When: Tuesday 4 June, 2013
  • Kickoff: 8pm Adelaide time
  • Where: Metropolitan Hotel (46 Grote St.)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • ALL WELCOME!

JAFA's Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a 21 year history.

The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, activities, food and stalls.

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival has won a number of prestigious community awards.

  • 2013 WINNER - The City of West Torrens Community Event of the Year Award
  • 2013 WINNER - The Australia Day Council of South Australia Community Event of the Year Award

JAFAが主催する「こどもの日・ジャパンフェスティバル」は、アデレイドで最大級の日本のイベント。 今年2016年は、フェスティバル21周年の歴史を誇ります。 当日は日本に関する公演、実演、展示、アクティビティなど盛りだくさん。 いろいろな食べ物の屋台、ショッピングの出店も建ち並びます。

Come along for a fun day for the whole family at this unique community event.

 
A big thank you to our sponsors! 
- Government of South Australia
- City of West Torrens
- Print Graphics and Displays

What will I find at this year's festival?

Getting to the festival and parking at the festival

Click to find the best way to get to the festival, find parking and enter the festival grounds.

Stallholder, display holder and performer registrations are now CLOSED.

Volunteers

In order to make the festival a success, we need the help of volunteers. Click here for more information.

JAFA runs regular origami and calligraphy classes. Beginners to advanced welcome!

 
When: Every first and third Saturday of the month (some exceptions)

Venue: Multicultural Communities Council of SA - 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Fees: $5/session for JAFA members; $10/session for non-members (for membership information, please click here)

 

All materials provided.

Your instructors will be Emiko Mayer and Machiko Dunphy.


** Please note: these classes are unsuitable for small children as we are unable to provide supervision. We recommend ages 10 and above. We periodically run special classes during school holidays for children - please see our Facebook page or website for details.

 

Upcoming Dates

 

June 2017: Saturday 3rd & 17th

July 2017: Saturday 1st & 15th

August 2017: Saturday 5th & 19th

To register for a class or for more information, please call (08) 8370 8771 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Diary Dates

Saturday 19 August

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

 

Wednesday 23 August

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000

  

Saturday 2 September

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Multicultural Communities Council of SA

113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide 5000

 

 

26 July - 5 September

JLPT Registration Period

 

Saturday 9 September

Japanese Language Speech Contest

12:45pm - 3pm

Education Development Centre

4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh 5007

 

Sunday 10 September

JAFA Spring Picnic

12pm - 3pm

Hazelwood Park

Enter from Greenhill Road, Hazelwood Park

 

Sunday 3 December

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

12pm

UniSA City West Campus

North Terrace, Adelaide 5000