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

[ONLINE EVENT] Baseball in Japan and the U.S. during COVID-19

Aug 10, 2020

Co-presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and Japan Society (New York) Baseball plays a significant societal role in Japan and the United States, acting as both a respite from daily challenges and a source of unity in times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected everyday life across the globe, including within the […]

[ONLINE EVENT] A Summer Day in Japan: Adventure of Natsuo and Natsuko

Aug 11, 2020

  Natsuo and Natsuko are visiting their grandparents. Let’s take a look how they spend a day, and learn some Japanese summer traditions from them. You will explore Radio taiso (Japanese calisthenics), Ohaka mairi (visiting family grave), Japanese special summer foods, a Japanese summer festival and more! We will also demonstrate a couple of special […]

[ONLINE EVENT] Japanese Government Leadership and U.S.-Japan Relations during COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020

Co-presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia at SMU’s Tower Center for Policy Policy and International Studies. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected billions across the globe and has forced governments to act rapidly in order to ensure public safety. Leaders in Japan had […]

[ONLINE EVENT] Japanese Health and Wellness during COVID-19

Aug 19, 2020

Tea has been an essential part of life in Japan for centuries. More recently, a symbol of health and wellness, for its antioxidants & immune boosting properties. It has been the centerpiece of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, called cha-no-you (茶の湯) or chadō (茶道), the artfully choreographed ritual of preparing and serving finely ground green tea […]


JASDFW Pivots to Online Programming in Spring 2020

PLANO, June 18, 2020 – Given the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic affecting in-person gatherings, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth began an online programming series in April 2020. Virtual events continued JASDFW’s tradition of delivering high-quality events to its diverse membership base. JASDFW opened its online programming offerings with a discussion on Japan’s changing consumer culture […]

Japanese American Identity in 2020

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, we asked a few local Japanese Americans to comment on their thoughts on identity in today’s world. They represent unique backgrounds and generations, varying from Nisei to Yonsei. Please see selections from the interviews below. To view additional content for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: […]

In Memoriam: Irene Hirano Inouye

On April 7, U.S.-Japan Council president Irene Hirano Inouye passed away at the age of 71. In 2019, she received the Japan-America Society’s highest honor, the Sun & Star Legacy Award, for her many contributions to strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship. Her North Texas connections also include an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern Methodist […]

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