Current Society News

2021 Membership Dues

January is when it's time to renew your FWJS Membership but you can still renew at any time! Join us at one of our monthly luncheons or send a check. Check our Membership page for details.

Japanese Conversation Club

The language school is sponsoring a new Japanese Conversation Club.
The launch date is Thursday, March 5th.
Click the following LINK to visit the website.

Amazon Smile

Do you use Amazon to buy stuff? By shopping at, Amazon will donate a small portion of your purchase amount to the Fort Worth Japanese Society. If you like to participate, use the following link when shopping:

Previous Month(s) Wrap up
In Memorium

Leary Elloie Ann Leary, a longtime member of our Society, passed away on Friday, April 9 2021 In addition to being among the earliest members, she served on our board for well over ten years She and her husband, Bill, who passed away several years ago, helped form the Society to the success it is today Elloie was born in Dallas, Texas on January 30 1928 graduated from the U of Texas and spent a career as an RN Elloie leaves behind a son and his wife, a daughter, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren Her family has said that in lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Elloie’s name to the charity of your choice.

April Luncheon – Soboro Obento and Kite Flying

We served s oboro while beautiful weather greeted our kite flying contestants Congratulations to our winners the Blankenship family, prettiest kite Bob Smith, who is a kite builder, highest flying kit and Andrea Ballard, who is Chair of FWSCI Nagaoka Committee, best effort kite flying! Prizes were Japanese cookie boxes (thank you, Lisa)

May Luncheon – Spring Themed Obento and Taiyaki

This luncheon, again pick up, featured seasonal foods for spring ginger pork, tamagoyaki (rolled egg omelet), potato salad, sugar snap peas, and taiyaki Speaking of taiyaki, please watch and like our YouTube video about making taiyaki https:://

June Luncheon – Hiyashi Chuka Soba

Our last pick up luncheon was perfect for a hot summer day Our chilled noodle dish featured soba noodles topped with sliced egg crepes, sliced ham, and sliced cucumbers (thank you, Harumi) and cherry tomato (thank you, Maryliz) Dessert was a light and fluffy strawberry mousse cup (thank you, Elishia).

July Luncheon – Tanabata and Izakiya Style Foods

July 18 - Welcome back to in person luncheons at the kaikan! Our celebration of Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, will have “food booths” that serve okonomiyaki, yakisoba, yakitori, takoyaki and red bean popsicles Adults 15 children 8-12 $12 and children 7 and under are free. There is a 20% discount for members aged 70 years and over for their first serving (that’s $12). Please RSVP by July 14 to Sam Sumner at 817-366-2316 or email samuel sumner@charter net or online:

August Vacation Month - No Luncheon

August is our summer vacation We look forward to seeing you in September!

September Luncheon - Keiro No Hi

Sept 19 at 12:30pm - This special obento luncheon will be prepared by Wakabakai, a group formed by our local Japanese ladies, and will honor our wiser and older members. More to come in the next newsletter


Dondoko Taiko Drum Group

This is one of our popular programs. If you want to learn how to play these Japanese Drums, have Sunday evenings open for practice, and have opportunities to perform at public events like the Japanese Garden Spring and Fall Festivals.

Japanese Classical Dance

This group meets every Monday, 11am-1pm, at the Yamagata Center. Please contact Teruko Greene at 817-294-2224 for more information. Mrs. Keio Miyamoto is the instructor.

Japanese Language Class

For information, please click on the Language School link on the main menu.

Kurumi Ningyo

Join the 17 members who meet twice a month to work on these elegant works of art. The group meets on Wednesdays, 10am-2pm. Please contact Nobuko Foshee at 817-738-4524 for November and December schedule.