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Japan-America Society of Greater Austin’s Annual Spring Gala and Award Dinner

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - $85 – $120

Japan-America Society of Greater Austin’s Annual Spring Gala and Award Dinner

March 29, 2019

Join us along with our Honorary Director, Hideo Fukushima, Consul-General of Japan, to celebrate the JASGA Spring Gala and Award Dinner. This year we will pay tribute to our distinguished Bridges-to-Friendship Award recipient, Dr. Sheila Fling of Urasenke Chado Jun-kyoju Certified Instructor and Professor Emerita of Texas State University.

Ambassador Tom Schieffer, President & CEO, Envoy International and Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan will be our Keynote Speaker. Mr. Andrew Hajime Tryba of Entrepreneur and CEO of Think3, Crossover, RideAustin, Engine Yard, DNN Corp, Kayako, Bizness Apps, FogBugz, School Loop, Agemni, and SLI Systems, Board Member of Texas Central High Speed Rail, and founder of the Japanese Heritage Academy will be our guest speaker.

Austin Taiko will be performing on Japanese drums. They have been beating Taiko and contributing Japanese Taikodo to our community in Austin and Central Texas for over 22 years.

The Spring Gala and Award Dinner features a cocktail reception for sponsors, dignitaries and participants, silent auction, followed by dinner and the award program.

6:00 PM Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner & Program
(Dress Attire: Business Casual)

Members $85 | General Public $120

Diamond $3,500 | Platinum $2,500 | Gold $1,500

The LINE Austin
111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX 78701
Table (member) $1,100 | (Friends) $900
(Parking: $12 for our registered event guests)

To register for JASGA individual members and general public, please visit:

Registration Deadline: Friday, 3/10/2019

If you would like to pay for the ticket by check, please make check payable to JASGA and mail it to: (by March 10, 2019)

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

Hotel Booking Link:
The LINE Austin offers us a custom link for JASGA’s guests. Please click the link to book the LINE Austin on your own. They also offered a preferred discounted rate for the weekend:


About The Silent Auction:
JASGA appreciates your donations for the Silent Auction that will be held at the Reception and Dinner & Program on March 29 at 6:00 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, social or public relation programs.
To donate, please submit the donation items by March 15.  For more information, please contact [email protected]

Auction Donors

JAL | ANA | The LINE Austin | KGS Studios | Okashicon | JASGA | Naomi Folsom | J. Muzacz | Sheila Fling

About JASGA and Gala Host Committee:

Please don’t miss the 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.


March 29
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$85 – $120
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