Harwood International proudly hosted the Japan America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth (JASDFW) for their 46th Annual Meeting and Members' Social in the beautiful Saint Ann Court lobby. Nearly 100 members were in attendance to celebrate the organization's achievements over the last year and to welcome the next wave of leadership.
As the meeting adjourned, guests enjoyed conversation and delicious bites by Harwood Hospitality including Smoked Salmon Blinis, Cucumber Feta Rolls and Jumbo Shrimp. Attendees also went to The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection for a private, after-hours tour of the newest exhibition, Inside the Armor.
JASDFW was founded in 1970 to promote friendship and understanding between Japanese and Americans in Dallas. Significant accomplishments include: raising $186,000 for earthquake and tsunami recovery in Sendai, Japan; establishment of the Sun & Star Legacy Award, given annually for distinguished leadership in U.S.-Japan relations; negotiation of an International Friendship City agreement between Dallas and Sendai, Japan; and dedication of a Japanese stone lantern at the Dallas Arboretum in commemoration of 25 years of U.S.-Japan friendship in Dallas.
Dallas has become home to many Japanese companies--41 in fact, the most of any other city in North Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal. A healthy economy with low taxes, a strong workforce, and central location are just some of the attributing factors to Dallas' allure.