The 2018 JASGA Gala and Award Dinner

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The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) invites you to join us for the 2018 Gala. 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 4, 2018, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Please join us along with our Honorary Director, Tetsuro Amano, Consul-General of Japan, to celebrate the JASGA gala. This year we will pay tribute to our distinguished recipient, Ms. Kumiko Kitamura of AOI Pro Inc., who will receive our for Bridges-to-Friendship award and will be our keynote speaker. Ms.Tomoko Ara of NTT Data Corporation and Dr. Patricia Maclachlan of the University Texas at Austin will be our guest speakers. Ms. Marie and Amy Yamamoto will be performing Japanese classical dance (Nihon Buyo)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

4:00 PM  VIP/General Reception and Silent Auction
5:00 PM  Dinner Program

Renaissance Austin Hotel 
9721 Arboretum Blvd Austin TX 78759
(Business casual/Semi formal)

Bridges-to-Friendship Recipient
Keynote Speaker           Opening Speaker           Guest Speaker                     Japanese Classical Dance
Kumiko Kitamura          Tomoko Ara                Dr. Patricai Machachlan            Marie & Amy Yamamoto


Gala Supporters & Underwriting & Table 



To register for the 2018 JASGA Gala, click here.

Registration Deadline:   3/1/2018

* Discount rate available for full-time students.*

If you would like to pay for the ticket by check, please make a check payable to JASGA and mail it to:

(by Sunday, February 28, 2018)

Japan-America Society of Greater Austin
PO Box 9276
Austin, TX 78766

2018 JASGA Silent Auction
To donate for the Silent Auction, click Here.

Auction Donors


Ni-Kome |Alamo Drafthouse Cinema |JASGA | Naomi Folsom | Megumi Sakurai Genwakai America Kako Ito Jonathan Muzacz | Sheila Fling |

About Silent Auction

JASGA is seeking donations for the Silent Auction that will be held at the Reception and Dinner Program on March 4 at 4:00 pm. Popular items include Japanese plates, kimono,  artisan gifts, airline tickets, event tickets, or restaurant gift certificates.

All contributions are fully tax deductible. Proceeds will support our cultural, educational, business or public relation programs.

To donate, please submit the donation items by February 28th. For more information, please contact

About JASGA and Gala Host Committee

You will not miss this opportunity for this premier fundraiser of the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building people-to-people relationships between Japan and Austin/Texas.

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