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June 2019

[GDAACC] 2019 ASIAN FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 15 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Sound at Cypress Waters, 3081 Olympus Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75019
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OVERVIEW: Save the date for our annual 2019 Asian Festival at Cypress Waters, Dallas! This year will feature cultural performances, cultural pavilions, vendor booths, authentic delicious Asian food, and much much more! You won't want to miss out on this FREE EVENT. GET INVOLVED: Be a Cultural Performer: Cultural performances at the Asian festival are a huge part of what has made our festivals successful for over 25 years!  We look for performers from all of the Asian communities to come…

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[Manjiro] 29th Japan-America Grassroots Summit

Monday, June 24 - Monday, July 1

What is the Japan - America Grassroots Summit? The Japan-America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale meeting of Japanese and American citizens, held alternately in Japan and America. It celebrates the historic friendship between Nakahama Manjiro and Captain William Whitfield. Whitfield rescued the marooned Manjiro in 1841 and shared his own home. Later, Manjiro’s rare command of English and salutary experience in America became pivotal to the Japan/US relationship after Perry’s arrival in 1853. Each year, Japanese prefectures and American…

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August 2019

How Japan dealt with the Trump Shock: Japan-U.S. relations and its implications to East Asia

Tuesday, August 20 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Carr Collins Hall, Room 227, 3300 University Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75275
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Overview: The 2016 U.S. Presidential election was a shock to the entire world, including Japan. Yet, Japan maintains a stronger relationship with the U.S. under Trump compared to other western-style democracies and traditional allies. Why does Japan fare so well in its dealings with Trump and will this trend continue or reverse? Join Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs; and Japan Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington…

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Persona Non Grata Film Screening

Wednesday, August 28 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
UT Dallas Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building, 3021, 800 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, 75080 United States

The Jewish Community Center of Dallas presents Persona Non Grata in partnership with the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD, AJC Dallas, Consulate-General of Japan, Japan America Society.   About the Film This is the story of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who believed in doing all he could for the benefit of his beloved Japan. The film begins during his early days in Manchuria to his eventual posting in Lithuania, where he came face-to-face with the plight of the…

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September 2019

Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan

Monday, September 9 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Carr Collins Hall, Room 227, 3300 University Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75275
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Overview: Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? Michael Strausz will answer this question by drawing on insights from nearly two years of intensive field research in Japan. Ultimately, he will argue that Japan’s immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japan’s labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within the Japanese state, particularly those in the Ministry…

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