Sun & Star Legacy Award Recipients: Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States (2012-2018)
President of The Japan Institute of International Affairs
Bridges-to-Friendship Award Recipient: Anna McFarland
Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (1997-2019)
Honorary Host: Ambassador Ronald Kirk
Senior of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
16th United States Trade Representative
57th Mayor of Dallas
This event was rescheduled from May 7, 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
There will be a live stream option for sponsors and ticket holders for the 2021 Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner. Details will be shared closer to the date of the event.
Join us as we honor exemplary supporters of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States (2012-2018) and current President of The Japan Institute of International Affairs, and his wife Nobuko Sasae, President of the Nobuko Forum Japan and conference interpreter, will receive the Sun & Star Legacy Award for fostering cooperation and friendship between the two countries.
Anna McFarland will receive the Bridges-to-Friendship Award for her contributions to North Texas-Japan relations as former Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth from 1997 to 2019.
The Sun & Star Legacy Award Dinner features a cocktail reception, silent auction, and an exclusive Patrons’ Reception for sponsors and dignitaries, followed by dinner and the award program.