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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...