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

[CANCELLED] Hanami Dango Food Workshop

Mar 29, 2020

Hanami dango is a popular Japanese sweet enjoyed during the cherry blossom viewing (Hanami) in Japan. They are sweet mochi rice dumplings on a skewer, and each of them has a different color – pink is used to symbolize cherry blossoms, white represents the remaining snow of the past winter, and green is used as a herald of spring, representing the color of young grass. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about Hanami in Japan and how to make Hanami dango with microwave! You will be surprised how easy you can enjoy Japanese sweets at home.   Join us for a special event presented by our very own Gen-J Facilitator Natsuyo Taniyasu.

[ONLINE EVENT] The Coronavirus in the U.S. and Japan: Perspectives from the Health Sector

Apr 2, 2020

This is a program presented by the U.S.-Japan Council. This webinar will explore the evolving impact of the novel coronavirus in the United States and Japan and lessons we might learn from the experiences of the two countries. It will feature immunologist Dr. Mary Collins, Provost of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST); […]

[ONLINE EVENT] Japan’s Changing Consumer: Ringing in the Age of Reiwa

Apr 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions about in-person meetings, this event will be broadcast online. Information will be shared on this page soon. The rapid aging of Japan, along with the economic upturns and downturns of the past three decades, has resulted in a more highly segmented Japanese consumer base – both generationally and in terms of […]

[POSTPONED] Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Apr 30, 2020

Japan’s U.S.–imposed postwar constitution renounced the use of offensive military force, but, as Sheila Smith shows, a nuclear North Korea and an increasingly assertive China have the Japanese rethinking that commitment, and their reliance on United States security.


Japan-America Society of Dalas/Fort Worth COVID-19 Update

Dear Friend, We know that this is a challenging time for North Texas, the entire country, for our friends across the Pacific in Japan, and around the world. As many other organizations have done, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is taking steps to combat the coronavirus pandemic. We have cancelled all events in March […]

Japanese and American Experts to discuss the role of Baseball in U.S.-Japan Relations

Japan-America Society to Host Japan Currents Symposium on February 13 at Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum January 17, 2020 (Plano, TX) – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) announces its annual Japan Currents Symposium on Thursday, February 13, at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum. This program brings leading thinkers from both Japan and the U.S. to explore […]

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 […]

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