JASDFW 2022 Nengajo Contest

Thank you to the teachers and students who participated in the JASDFW 2022 Nengajo Contest. For the Year of the Tiger, we received over 140 cards submitted by high schools and universities across the state of Texas.   Over the years,...

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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Honors Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Nobuko Sasae at 2021 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) hosted its annual Sun & Star Legacy Award on October 4, 2021, at the Omni Frisco Hotel. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Nobuko Sasae received the 2021 Sun & Star Legacy Award and...

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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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