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

[Online] Japanese Language Classes -Spring 2024 Japanese Fundamentals 1 – Tuesdays

Jan 16, 2024

The Japanese Language Program at JASDFW offers beginning level Japanese classes to help learners build foundations of learning the Japanese language. The focus is on conversational Japanese and learning the language in social context. Classes will cover familiar topics regularly encountered in daily life and friendly social situations.  The goal is for learners to have […]

2024 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

Apr 22, 2024

Join us as we honor exemplary supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Jun Sawada will receive the 2024 Sun & Star Legacy Award for his contributions to the U.S.-Japan relationship through his leadership at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and at the Japan-U.S. Business Council. Mark Ikeno will receive the Bridges-to-Friendship Award for his contributions during his time as President and CEO of NEC Corporation of America, as well as his long-time support of U.S.-Japan relations throughout his career and currently with the U.S.-Japan Council. 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.


Message from New Interim Executive Director Cori Hallock

October 30, 2023  Dear Friends and Supporters of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth,  I am honored to return to the JASDFW family as Interim Executive Director. As many of you know, I have supported the Society for nearly ten years in varying roles: volunteer, community partner, and program manager. Although I recently moved to Miami, […]

Farewell for Now from Executive Director Paul Pass

October 27, 2023  Friends and supporters,  Today marks my final day with Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth. After almost 5 outstanding years, I am moving to new opportunities. I am extremely proud of everything we accomplished:  Thank you to the search committee for giving me this amazing opportunity. Thank you to everyone with whom I was […]

Energy and Mobility Forum: U.S.-Japan Collaboration on Innovation

The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth held its inaugural Energy and Mobility Forum on Friday, September 29th. This highly informative event convened industry experts, startups, and innovators to discuss the latest advancements and challenges in the energy and mobility sectors. Our expert panelists shared valuable insights and engaged in discussions centered around technology, collaboration, and the impact of policy changes. Read the key points from the conversation:

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