Aichi Spotlight: Ichinomiya

This article is courtesy of Ren Ito, who is a Japanese student spending part of his summer in the Dallas area. We are privileged to learn more his hometown of Ichinomiya in Aichi prefecture. Please also visit our Facebook...

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JASDFW Holds Its Inaugural Destination Japan Summer Camp

PLANO, July 20, 2022 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) hosted its first iteration of the Destination Japan Summer Camp from Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. This camp gave local children ages 8 to 12...

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Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner Returns to Springtime Event

  PLANO, June 27, 2022 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) hosted its annual Sun & Star Legacy Award on May 26, 2022 at the Omni Frisco Hotel. Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, received...

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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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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 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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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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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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