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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] How Technology Companies in the U.S. and Japan are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 4, 2020

Panelists Blair Bakr Vice President, Global Real Estate and Facilities, Security, Hitachi Vantara Mariko Misumi Channel Account Manager for Cisco Meraki, Cisco Systems GK Takamitsu Ono Director of Customer Support & Services in Japan, Synchronoss Tsuyoshi Ueshima Deputy Head of the Global Photonics Systems Business Unit, Fujitsu Senior Vice President of Development, Fujitsu Network Communications, […]

[ONLINE EVENT] The Japan-America Society of Washington DC – The U.S. Oil and Gas Market Challenge facing Japanese Business: COVID-19 X Factor

Jun 9, 2020

The fracking revolution that began a decade ago has drastically altered the geography and economics of global energy supplies. This revolution has led to a renaissance in oil and gas/LNG investment that few could have foreseen. The COVID-19 crisis has presented another severe—and unpredictable—disruption that has led to an unprecedented drop in the global oil […]

[ONLINE EVENT] Gaming, Digital Entertainment, and Cool Japan in the Era of COVID-19

Jun 10, 2020

Over the last decades, gaming has become a major component of the entertainment industry with an estimated 162 million American households owning a gaming console and an estimated market size of $1.9 billion in 2021.  As countless people across the globe began to shelter-in-place in early 2020 due to COVID-19, the gaming industry saw little […]

[ONLINE EVENT] Japan Society – Annual Sake Lecture and Tasting: Sake Etiquette

Jun 11, 2020

JASDFW is working on an additional sake program for later this summer, please see below for the event from Japan Society (New York). We will also highlight local sake options in the coming weeks, so that you can support North Texas businesses while enjoying the event. We are glad to promote Japan Society’s annual sake […]


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 […]

50th Anniversary Commences with Feature Events

  PLANO, March 30, 2020 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth made a strong start to its 50th anniversary season in early 2020. Signature events and programming showcased the organization’s dedication to mutual understanding and ongoing engagement between Japanese and Americans in North Texas. Featured events included the 20th annual Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration; […]

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The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is teaming up with the The Japan-America Society of Houston, Inc. - JASH, the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin, the GEN-J Grassroots Exchange Network, and Consulate-General of Japan in Houston to bring you the Texas Radio Taiso Challenge on Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 AM!

Radio Taiso, or Rajio Taiso ( ラジオ体操 ) as its pronounced in Japanese, is a fitness routine set to music widely practiced in Japan. It was first introduced nearly a century ago and remains a staple of daily life with 6:30 AM broadcasts on TV and radio.

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