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

[Hybrid Event] Curator Sarah Thompson on the Artwork of Hokusai

Oct 20, 2021

About the Program Through iconic images such as the “Great Wave,” Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) not only revolutionized Japanese woodblock printmaking in his own day but continues to inspire artists around the world.  The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston — home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan — is a major repository of […]

2021 Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival

Nov 20, 2021

Our popular Otsukimi program returns to Frisco!   Please join us for the 2021 Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival, taking place in Frisco for only the second time ever and our first in-person Otsukimi celebration in two years. This will be the 22nd annual Otsukimi, which has become one of North Texas’ largest Japanese cultural events. Musical […]


Long-time Honorary Consul-General Receives Order of the Rising Sun From Government of Japan

On September 24, 2021, John Stich received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Government of Japan. This recognition is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare, or preservation of the environment. The awarding is administered […]

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 […]

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