Experience Japan. Make new friends. Be a part of the connection. Our events provide you with a direct experience of Japanese culture — from traditional arts to contemporary cuisine. Engage face-to-face with people who share your passion for cultural exchange, and deepen your understanding of their customs and lifestyles. Support the U.S.-Japan relationship one friendship at a time!

Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration

January

Celebrate the New Year in true Japanese fashion! This family-friendly event offers:

  • Live rice-pounding demonstrations
  • Mochi (rice cake) samples
  • Music and dance performances
  • Hands-on calligraphy instruction
  • Traditional children’s games
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Annual Meeting & Members’ Social

June

Enjoy an evening with members old and new, and select the leaders of the Japan-America Society.

  • Get-acquainted reception
  • Business meeting and election
  • Unique cultural presentation
  • Daruma ceremony
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Japan America Friendship Night
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August

A celebration of Japan-America friendship through baseball! Cheer on the Texas Rangers and enjoy:

  • Discounted ticket price
  • Pre-game U.S.-Japan flag ceremony
  • First pitch by a special guest
  • Fun and friendship!
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Otsukimi Moon-Viewing Festival

October

An unforgettable autumn night under the full moon, held at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. The festival features:

  • Music performances
  • Haiku poetry
  • Obento (box dinner) picnic
  • Art and cultural activity booths
  • Telescopes for moon-gazing
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Cultural Outreach

Find us at festivals throughout the year, sharing Japanese culture with the community. Hands-on activities include calligraphy, origami, games, and more. Stop by our booth – or sign up to volunteer!

  • Plano AsiaFest (May)
  • A-Kon anime convention (June)
  • Akimatsuri Fall Festival (September)
  • Presentations at libraries, schools, camps
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