Upcoming Events

JAFA's annual Mid-Winter Dinner will be held on Friday, 5 August from 6pm. This year we'll be warming up at Wasai Japanese Kitchen.

This is a great opportunity to meet other JAFA members, or those with an interest in Japan, and socialise in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a JAFA member to come along!

The cost is just $30 for JAFA members and $35 for non-members. Food is provided in a buffet form, with a vegan option available.

Our last dinner event sold out, so secure your spot early! Visit our TryBooking site to book, and don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook!

 

 

The Australian Walking & Cycling Conference will be held in Adelaide on 18 & 19 July 2016.

The simple acts of walking and cycling have the potential to transform the places we live, our economies and how we engage with our environment.

The Australian Walking and Cycling conference explores the potential for walking and cycling to not only provide for transport and recreation but solutions to challenges of liveability, health, community building, economic development and sustainability.

To find out more go to www.walkingandcycling.com.au.

 

 

 

JAFA is hosting its first Barossa Valley winery tour! Come along for a day filled with local wines, food and fun.


Date: Saturday 28 November
Venue: Barossa Valley, South Australia

Departure: 7:45am sharp; GPO, King William Street, Adelaide 5000

This is a full-day tour, and will be returning to the CBD at approximately 6pm the same day.

 

What's included:

  • Private bus pick-up from Adelaide CBD
  • Wine tasting
  • BBQ lunch

 

The tour will include a stop at the buzzing Angaston Farmer's Market for a taste of local produce, sampling local wine at various internationally-recognised wineries, Maggie's Beer Farm shop for delicious goodies and a BBQ lunch at the beautiful Seppeltsfield Gardens.

The tour is open to both JAFA members and non-members alike. There is a discounted rate for JAFA members, however non-members can opt to purchase their ticket plus a JAFA membership (for more information about being a JAFA member, click here).

 

Spots are limited, so register now! For more information and to secure your spot, please click here.

 

 

The OzAsia Festival kicks off this week in Adelaide, with the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival to be held this Sunday, 27th September from 4-8:30pm in Elder Park. The festival is free and fun for the whole family, featuring lantern installations, food trucks, performances and fireworks over the River Torrens.

JAFA will be holding an origami and calligraphy workshop from 5:30-7pm, so come down and say hi and enjoy this amazing cultural event.

J-Kai is JAFA's monthly social event that has been running since 1998. It provides an opportunity for Japanese and Australians with an interest in Japan to meet in a relaxed atmosphere. You don't have to be a JAFA member or speak any Japanese, just come along! Anyone can join and it's free.

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Theatre Bar, Metropolitan Hotel - 46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000 (opposite Central Market); click here to open Google Maps

Cost: FREE!

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.

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.

 

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!

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Diary Dates

 

 

Saturday 1 April

Origami & Calligraphy Class

1:30pm - 3pm

Cowandilla Primary School 

21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla 

 

Wednesday 26 April

J-KAI

6pm - 9pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote Street, Adelaide 5000

  

Saturday 15 April

Origami & Calligraphy Class

1:30pm - 3pm

Cowandilla Primary School 

21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla 

 

Sunday 7 May

Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

11am - 4pm 

Thebarton Community Centre

Corner South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville