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