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

Farming in the Future: Progress in the U.S., Israel, and Japan

Feb 26, 2020

AJC Dallas, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the U.S.-Japan Council, and the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth invite you to join us for a discussion on trilateral cooperation between the U.S., Israel and Japan on the future of Ag-Tech and Eco-Tech. Incredible progress is being made in the development Ag-Tech and Eco-Tech that […]

Nitto Tire’s Unconventional Strategy with Tomo Mizutani

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 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

May 7, 2020

Join us as we honor exemplary supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States (2012-2018) and current President of The Japan Institute of International Affairs, and his wife Nobuku Sasae, President of the Nobuko Forum Japan and conference interpreter, will receive the Sun & Star Legacy Award for fostering cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

Anna McFarland will receive the Bridges-to-Friendship Award for her contributions to North Texas-Japan relations as former Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth from 1997 to 2019.

The Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner features a cocktail reception, silent auction, and an exclusive Patrons’ Reception for sponsors and dignitaries, followed by dinner and the award program.

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.


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 […]

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 […]

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