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!


Upcoming Events

2021 North Texas Giving Day

Sep 23, 2021

About the program Now, more than ever, cultural exchange and understanding is important in our community. Dallas and Sendai became international Friendship cities in 1997, when Mayor Rok Kirk and Mayor Hajimu Fuji signed a formal agreement in Sendai, Japan. Since then, the Japan-America Society has supported exchange activities for high school students, athletes and […]

2021 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

Oct 4, 2021

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 Nobuko 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.


News

JASDFW Receives Japan Foundation Grants to Support Language Programs

Left to right: Harry Whalen, JASDFW American First Vice President, Consul-General Hideo Fukushima, and JASDW Executive Director Paul Pass On August 3, the Honorable Hideo Fukushima, Consul-General of Japan in Houston, visited the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) to deliver “The Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses,” awarded by the Japan Foundation, Los […]

JASDFW Celebrates Tanabata

What is Tanabata? Tanabata Matsuri, also known as the Star Festival, is one of dozens of summer festivals celebrated across Japan each year and is celebrated either on July 7th or August 7th. The history of Tanabata in Japan goes back over a thousand years to a Chinese legend. The festival commemorates the folktale of […]

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is a special month to recognize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, broadly defined as first generation immigrants and Americans who can trace ancestry to the countries of the Asian continent, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The United States Congress established this month-long celebration in 1992 and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, himself a prominent Japanese American […]


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