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Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sun & Star Legacy Award Recipient:
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman, ORIX Group

Bridges-to-Friendship Award Recipient:
Mark Berry, Chair, Dallas-Sendai Committee

Honorary Hosts:
Ambassador & Mrs. J. Thomas Schieffer

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Join us as we honor outstanding supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Mr. Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman, ORIX Group, will receive the Sun & Star Legacy Award for his many significant contributions to strengthening U.S.-Japan relations for more than fifty years. Mr. Mark Berry, Chairman of the Dallas-Sendai Committee since 2005, will receive the Bridges-to-Friendship Award for his dedication to Dallas-Sendai friendship and exchange.

The Award Dinner features a cocktail reception, silent auction, and an exclusive Patrons’ Reception for sponsors and dignitaries, followed by dinner and the award program.


6:00 – 7:00 PM | Patrons’ Reception

6:00 – 7:30 PM | Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30 PM | Dinner & Program


Members $200  |  General Public $225


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Silent Auction – Now Open!

Bidding open through 8:45 PM on Tuesday, April 4. With mobile bidding, you can bid with your smartphone – at the event, from home, or anywhere else.

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Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Gulf States Toyota
Harwood International / The Samurai Collection
High-Speed-Railway Technology Consulting Corporation
Mitsui Bussan Logistics Inc.
The Norinchukin Bank
Squire Patton Boggs
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Texas Central
Yamagata Foundation



Elaine Browning & Steven Shoener
Trammell S. Crow
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Jones Day
McKinsey & Company
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America, Inc.
Richardson Economic Development Partnership
Sanden of America
SMU Tower Center, Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program
Tata Consultancy Services
Bart & Cheri Thomas and Texas Instruments
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Willis Towers Watson


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth


Omni Frisco Hotel, The Star Ballroom
11 Cowboys Way
Frisco, TX 75034 United States
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The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a Texas non-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.