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2023 North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

What is North Texas Giving Day?

The Communities Foundation of Texas’ NTX Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. Although the focus is one day, the giving portal is open from September 1.

The event helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2022, $62.6 million was raised through 94,385 donors benefiting 3,210 local nonprofits, bringing the fourteen-year total to over $503 million for our community. NTX Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation.


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Why should I give to Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth?

At the Japan America Society of Dallas Fort-Worth, we have a front row seat to the emerging and ever-growing international economy in North Texas. Japan represents the #1 foreign investor into the area through its 280+ companies and thousands of jobs tied to this economic activity. We believe in building local communities that understand and welcome Japanese and Japanese Americans, who make North Texas one of the most prosperous regions in the country. We accomplish this through quality programs in culture, education, business, and international exchange!


What will I be funding?

We ask for your support in sustaining our current work and achieving our long-term goals within our education programs! Our education offerings are designed to build holistic learners that are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, including encouraging critical thinking and exploring multidisciplinary learning. Please read below about our current programs and our plans for the future.



Japan-in-a-Suitcase gives students an authentic experience of Japan through TEKS-linked presentations about culture, customs, contemporary life, and the arts. This program has taught over 50,000 students in 20+ years about Japanese traditions, culture, and language. Teachers choose from several topics according to class interests and applicability to what their students are currently learning. Learn more at


“We really enjoyed having you and the wonderful Japan-in-a-Suitcase presentation on Japan. Our students are still talking about it… We want to include this for next year. At lunch yesterday, the students experienced eating with chopsticks. Some of them did quite well! Even our principal received instructions on chopsticks from the participants. It was a fun conclusion to our introduction to Japanese culture.”



Destination Japan is JASDFW’s annual summer camp designed for ages 8-12 and focuses on Japanese language, pop culture, food, and hands-on cultural activities. Campers enjoy exploring Japan through group art projects featuring origami and calligraphy, making and eating their own sushi, and experiencing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. We are excited to continue growing for our third year of the camp! Learn more at

“My son had an absolute blast at the summer camp! He loved all the different traditions and enjoyed explaining them to me afterwards. What you offered was very unique. What he was excited about was language, so this was perfect! I was pleasantly surprised at his huge interest in practicing hiragana and calligraphy. I hope you all do this again and keep the same focus on the cultural aspects. You all did such a great job! Location was convenient, check in/out was easy and gave parents peace of mind. It really was a perfect camp experience.”




にほんご教室: Learning Japanese is the Japanese Language Program at JASDFW. We currently focus on adult learning in an online environment. Courses are offered in 8-week sessions and special workshops, covering introductory Japanese conversation, vocabulary, and grammar. JASDFW’s first two years have been supported through seed funding from the Japan Foundation. We are looking to expand programs for students and language learners looking for certification in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Learn more at



Future Education Programs and Development

Our team is continuing to develop JASDFW’s Career-Related Programs for university students. We delivered career-related presentations at universities in North Texas, and plan to expand by joining 3 career fairs this fall. We also offer the opportunity for students to engage with Japan in their professional lives through internships, volunteering, and attending our U.S.-Japan business events.

This fall, we are also starting a new Japan Club, which will focus on an area charter school, providing education about Japanese language, culture, economics, politics, and geography. We hope to be able to expand this offering to other schools in the near future.

We have also provided Business Etiquette Training, available primarily for adults and companies, and plan to expand connecting with more local organizations. Lastly, we are bringing Japan Bowl, a trivia competition about Japan, to the North Texas region for the first time this November – with the goal of sending some of our hard-working high-school students to represent North Texas at nationals in Washington DC!



Your Contributions will Fund:

$25 — Assists with material costs for a Japan-in-a-Suitcase presentation

$50 — Pays for supplies at 1-2 Japan-in-a-Suitcase presentations

$75 — Provides one school’s ability to host a Japan-in-a-Suitcase presentation

$100 — Pays for supplies at a summer camp hands-on workshop, such as sushi-making or a tea ceremony

$250 — Supports one summer camp student’s attendance for a week-long session

$500 — Covers basic administrative costs of an 8-week language course

$1,000 — Sponsors a session at a future student summit and career fair


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Thursday, September 21, 2023
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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.