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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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IN MEMORIAM: WALTER MONDALE

On April 19, 2021, former U.S. Vice President and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale passed away at the age of 93. He was the inaugural recipient of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth's Sun & Star Legacy Award...

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Japanese Language Class

We are excited to offer Japanese language class to our community! Registration for our first classes are now open. Each class is limited to 10 students, don't miss out! PLEASE NOTE: JASDFW Japanese language classes are currently offered online via Zoom....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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