Your Link to Japan in North Texas

Mutual understanding. Ongoing engagement. Enduring friendship and trust. The Japan-America Society is your gateway to authentic, vibrant cultural exchange in Dallas/Fort Worth. Person-to-person and business-to-business connections form a solid foundation for the U.S.-Japan friendship; when you get involved, you’ll not only enrich your own life, but also promote international peace and understanding. Join us in building a more connected world!

50th Anniversary of Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Commemorating the past. Celebrating the present. Creating a legacy. In 2020, JASDFW will celebrate its golden anniversary. The Society has achieved much since its birth in 1970, steadily building friendship and understanding between Japanese and Americans in North Texas. With the continued expansion of Japanese business in the region, the Society is poised to enter an exciting new chapter for the next 50 years. Please click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Understanding Religious Nationalism in Japan: Dispatches from the Field

Feb 4, 2020

Overview: Japan routinely ranks as one of the world’s least religious countries, whereas few as one in ten survey respondents self-identify as having religious faith. It is, therefore, striking to note the apparent influence religions and religion-inspired ideologues exert on Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and his governing coalition. In this talk, McLaughlin will draw on […]

2020 Japan Currents Symposium

Feb 13, 2020

Summer 2020 will mark the second time Japan hosts the Summer Olympic Games and baseball will return as an Olympic sport, after a 12-year hiatus. Baseball has long been a common language between the U.S. and Japan, and the countries have arguably the world’s two most recognizable professional leagues. Baseball is also big business with players like the Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani influencing multi-million-dollar marketing deals and Dallas-based HKS designing a new $530 million dollar stadium in Kitahiroshima, near Sapporo. Join us for a conversation with two expert panels of executives, players, and historians on the economic and diplomatic importance of baseball within U.S.-Japan relations.

Nitto Tire’s Unconventional Strategy with Tomo Mitzutani

Mar 4, 2020

Join us for a conversation with Tomo Mizutani on how he turned around a fledgling company to become a major player in the tire industry.

2020 Sendai International Half Marathon

May 10, 2020

Outrun the ordinary. Be an athlete ambassador for the City of Dallas at the 2020 Sendai International Half Marathon. The Japan-America Society will send two runners to compete in the half marathon on May 10, 2020.


In Memoriam: Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone

The board of directors and staff of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is saddened to hear of the passing of Former Prime Minister of Japan, Yasuhiro Nakasone. He died on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the age of 101. A contemporary of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, he served […]

20th Annual Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival Marks an Exciting New Chapter in the Event’s History

FRISCO, September 14, 2019 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW), in partnership with the Crow Museum of Asian Art, hosted the Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival on the evening of September 14 in Frisco, Texas. This marked the 20th version of the annual event, which grew from a small gathering in a donor’s yard […]

JASDFW Celebrates Largest-ever Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

DALLAS, May 28, 2019 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) hosted its annual Sun & Star Legacy Award on May 13, 2019 at the Omni Frisco Hotel. Irene Hirano Inouye received the 2019 Sun & Star Legacy Award and Dallas Kiyari Daiko was honored with the 2019 Bridges-to-Friendship Award. Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of American Airlines, served […]

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