Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) invites you to join us for the JASGA's first Award Dinner. This international event brings together the Japanese and American communities to recognize leaders in the field of U.S.-Japan friendship relations. The gala will take place in the early evening on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Vintage Villas Hotel & Events.
Please join us with our Honorary Director, NozomuTakaoka, Consul-General of Japan in Houston, and our special sponsor of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, as we pay tribute to our first distinguished recipient. Dr. WilliamTsutsui, who will receive the Bridges to Friendship Award and will be our keynote speaker. Mr. KeijiAsakura, landscape architect, planner, and urban designer will be our opening speaker. Ms. SumieKaneko will perform Japanese traditional shamisen and vocal music.
To register for Award Dinner and Silent Auction 2015, click Hereor Ticket.
If you would like to pay for the ticket by check, please make the check payable to JASGA and mail it to (by Wednesday, February 25, 2015):
Japan-America Society of Greater Austin
PO Box 9276
Austin, TX 78766
JASGA is seeking donations for the Silent Auction that will be held at the Award Dinner on March 1 at 4:30 pm. Popular items include Japanese plates, kimono, kimono accessories, artisan gifts, event tickets, and gift certificates.
All contributions are fully tax deductible. Proceeds will support our cultural and educational programs.
To donate, please submit the donation items by February 28th. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language Class discounts are available to all Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) General Members and employees of Corporate Members (The benefit offers depends on the corporate membership level.)
JASGA's eighth Annual Japan Festival was a success!
Many thanks to all those who helped us to make the eighth JASGA's Aki Matsuri - Japan Fall Festival 2014 - such a great success!
The effort and dedication of all groups, including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, Aki Matsuri volunteers, Japanese language class students of JASGA, Mccllum and St. Stephen's high school as well as the generosity of our festival sponsors, auction and prize donors, are much appreciated.
Click on each image to see more the 2014 Aki Matsuri photos.
Matsuri Poster & ProgramYukata Booth (Photo by Masa Takino)
Bon Dance (Photo by Satoko Yuda) Austin Taiko (Photo by Stephan Drawe)
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin hosted the third JASGA Friendship Golf Tournament at Balcones Country Club on Sunday, May 18,2014. This tournament is intended to provide an opportunity for friendship among the players, their family members and friends in Austin and Central Texas communities.