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 celebrated 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] JASDFW 3/11 Resilience Series: “Voices in the Wind (風の電話)” Film Screening

Feb 18, 2021

Free to sign up and watch between Thursday, February 18 and Sunday, February 28.
In her search for answers after the devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 17-year-old Haru sets out on a long journey across Japan to the town where the disaster swept away her brother and parents.

[Online Event] JASDFW 3/11 Resilience Series: A Resurgent Region – Tohoku’s Recovery Since 2011

Mar 16, 2021

Planned harbor reconstruction in Onagawa (Miyagi Prefecture) – photo courtesy of City of Onagawa   The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami devastated large areas of the Pacific coastal areas in Japan’s Tohoku region. This catastrophe resulted in thousands of deaths, the displacement of entire communities, and a lasting memory in the history of northeast […]

[Online Event] Japanese Pop Culture’s Response to COVID-19

Mar 18, 2021

Pop culture is one of Japan’s most valuable exports and outlets for domestic consumption, both in terms of soft power and traditional economic gains. The financial side is evident from the success of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編), which recently became Japan’s highest-grossing film ever, a feat that it achieved in less than three months. […]


2021 JASDFW Nengajo Contest

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!  January 1st is the Japanese New Year (We call this oshogatsu), and it is a very special holiday in Japan. People take off the first three days of the year to celebrate with family reunions and traditional rituals. During this time, they welcome Toshigamisama, believed to be the god of the harvest […]

JASDFW Celebrates its Golden Anniversary with Special Online Program

PLANO, October 29, 2020 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) hosted a special 50th anniversary program to commemorate the past, celebrate the present, and create a legacy for the future. The event was livestreamed via YouTube from the JASDFW offices in Plano and Sylvia Komatsu of KERA served as the emcee. Viewers tuned […]

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 […]

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We are just hours away from tonight’s program A Mission of Kataribe – The Memory of the Earthquake Should Not Be Forgotten. This FREE presentation, which starts at 7 PM CST, is a part of the inspiring 3/11 Resilience Series, which commemorates a decade since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Register now for this online presentation at

Our special guest is Seietsu Sato, a survivor of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. During the tragedy, he was an assistant fire chief of Kesennuma (気仙沼市) in Miyagi Prefecture. He lost his wife due to the disasters that occurred on March 11, 2011, when he was directing teams of firefighters to put out massive blazes taking over the city.  

He will talk about his mission as a kataribe, storyteller in Japanese, and “Saving Lives” with his message about the value of human life.

You do not want to miss it!

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