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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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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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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20th Annual Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival Marks an Exciting New Chapter in the Event’s History

https://youtu.be/M9ySbR8eiTk FRISCO, September 14, 2019 – The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW), in partnership with the Crow Museum of Asian Art, hosted the Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival on the evening of September 14 in Frisco, Texas. This marked the...

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Sake Tasting Brings Japanese Brewers to Texas

On Wednesday, June 13, the Japan-America Society welcomed more than 120 guests to its second annual Sake Tasting & Lecture. Sake expert gave an engaging presentation on their experience brewing in Japan, and Japanese brewers provided many varieties of top-shelf...

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