Japan Australia Friendship Association

The 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


JAFA exists through the support and contribution of its members to bring quality Japan-related cultural and social events to South Australia.

JAFA membership entitles you to an array of Japan-related benefits in Adelaide, including discounts throughout the year at our partner businesses, classes, dinners, lectures, sporting events, day trips, and performances.

12-month memberships are offered at the following rates:

Individual $35
Concession $25
Family $50
Association $50
Corporate $70

Please visit our website for our membership form and further details:

PO Box 582
Fullarton SA 5063

Tel: 08 8370 8771


Hon. Mike Rann MP, Premier of South Australia
Mr Adam Wynn, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in SA