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 Class 1

Feb 9, 2022

This course is for beginners who are looking for a general understanding of the Japanese language and to practice some common expressions used in personal conversations. Prior knowledge of Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakata, & Kanji) is not required to take this course. Students will be able to:  Understand and use familiar and very basic expressions […]

Human Rights Past and Present: Reflecting on 80 Years since Japanese American Internment

Feb 10, 2022

Following Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Japanese Americans living on the West Coast were removed from their homes under the terms of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. Nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, were stripped of their civil rights and forced into incarceration camps across […]

[Online] Japanese Class 2

Feb 16, 2022

This course is a continuation of Japanese Language Class 1 and designed for beginning level learners who have some or very little knowledge of basic Japanese. This course is recommended as a next step to those who have taken any of the JASDFW basic Japanese classes offered in 2021.The course focuses on reviewing and reinforcing […]

Investing in North Texas and the United States: Japan’s Dynamic Financial Sector

Feb 25, 2022

Although its East Asian neighbor may receive many of the headlines, Japan is both the #1 foreign investor into the U.S. and North Texas economies. Japan plays a vital and essential role in the well-being of Americans’ lives, and this is a story not often shared in the media. Dallas is also home to three of […]


JASDFW 2022 Nengajo Contest

Thank you to the teachers and students who participated in the JASDFW 2022 Nengajo Contest. For the Year of the Tiger, we received over 140 cards submitted by high schools and universities across the state of Texas.   Over the years, we have received hundreds of nengajo, bringing the joy of this traditional Japanese greeting […]

Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Honors Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Nobuko Sasae at 2021 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) hosted its annual Sun & Star Legacy Award on October 4, 2021, at the Omni Frisco Hotel. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Nobuko Sasae received the 2021 Sun & Star Legacy Award and Anna McFarland was honored with the 2021 Bridges-to-Friendship Award. Ambassador Sasae served as the Ambassador Extraordinary […]

JASDFW Advocate, David Ball, Runs for Dallas-Sendai Relationship

Long-time Japan-America Society of Dallas Fort Worth (JASDFW) friend and volunteer David Ball recently ran his 15th consecutive Boston Marathon and, in the process, raised awareness for the Dallas-Sendai connection. A North Texas native, Ball’s mother is from the Japanese city of Sendai, which became an International Friendship City with Dallas in 1997. David is a […]

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