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] SMU Tower Center – China and the Japanese Multinational: Politics and the Risks of Doing Business

Nov 12, 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 Public Policy and International Studies. In the context of a changing balance of regional power and economic interdependence between Japan and China, this talk will examine how Japanese multinational companies try […]

[ONLINE EVENT] A Conversation with Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama

Nov 19, 2020

This program is in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth The role of ambassador of Japan to the United States is a distinguished post that has existed since 1860, with the exception of a brief period in the mid-20th century. The person chosen to serve often has had a long and successful […]

[ONLINE EVENT] Godzilla’s Enduring Popularity

Dec 2, 2020

Godzilla has introduced generations around the world to Japan, its culture, and its society. The character has also evolved from a destroyer in its early days to become a savior and hero. Interestingly, Godzilla has a markedly different depiction in Japanese films versus American films. This program will also focus on how Godzilla movies address issues […]


Virtual Otsukimi Celebration Entertains Viewers from Around the World

PLANO, September 2, 2020 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW), in partnership with the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas, hosted its annual Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival. The program was live streamed to YouTube from the JASDFW offices in Plano and hosted by Amy Hofland, the Crow […]

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: […]

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