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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JASDFW Pivots to Online Programming in Spring 2020

PLANO, June 18, 2020 – Given the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic affecting in-person gatherings, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth began an online programming series in April 2020. Virtual events continued JASDFW’s tradition of delivering high-quality events to its diverse...

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Japanese American Identity in 2020

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, we asked a few local Japanese Americans to comment on their thoughts on identity in today’s world. They represent unique backgrounds and generations, varying from Nisei to Yonsei. Please...

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In Memoriam: Irene Hirano Inouye

On April 7, U.S.-Japan Council president Irene Hirano Inouye passed away at the age of 71. In 2019, she received the Japan-America Society's highest honor, the Sun & Star Legacy Award, for her many contributions to strengthening the U.S.-Japan...

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50th Anniversary Commences with Feature Events

  PLANO, March 30, 2020 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth made a strong start to its 50th anniversary season in early 2020. Signature events and programming showcased the organization’s dedication to mutual understanding and ongoing engagement between Japanese...

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Japan-America Society of Dalas/Fort Worth COVID-19 Update

Dear Friend, We know that this is a challenging time for North Texas, the entire country, for our friends across the Pacific in Japan, and around the world. As many other organizations have done, the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth...

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Japanese and American Experts to discuss the role of Baseball in U.S.-Japan Relations

Japan-America Society to Host Japan Currents Symposium on February 13 at Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum January 17, 2020 (Plano, TX) – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) announces its annual Japan Currents Symposium on Thursday, February 13, at the Dallas/Addison Marriott...

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In Memoriam: Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone

The board of directors and staff of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is saddened to hear of the passing of Former Prime Minister of Japan, Yasuhiro Nakasone. He died on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the age of 101....

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