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2012 Japan-America Grassroots Summit in North Texas

North Texas will host the 22nd Japan-America Grassroots Summit
from August 28 to September 3, 2012. Opening in Fort Worth and
closing in Dallas, the Summit will bring together 150-200 Japanese
visitors with as many host families in 15 cities across North Texas.
Participants will experience Texas culture from its cowboy heritage to
its stellar achievements in arts, business, sports, and education. The
2012 Summit will impact the lives of hundreds of North Texans.

The 22nd America-Japan Grassroots Summit is organized by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and the John Manjiro Whitfield Commemorative Center for International Exchange (CIE) in Japan and the U.S. It is presented in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, host cities, and community organizations.

Find out more: www.NorthTexasGrassrootsSummit.org.

What is the Grassroots Summit?

The Japan-America Grassroots Summit is an annual gathering of
Japanese and American citizens held alternately in Japan and the
U.S. which aims to strengthen the peaceful relationships between
the two countries by fostering friendships at the grassroots level.

How Do I Get Involved?

Be a Host!
The local session is the heart of the Summit. Each visitor will become part of a community and experience daily life in an American home for 3 days and nights. Each local session will include group activities, as well as free time for hosts and guests to enjoy together.


Host Cities:
Arlington Dallas      Denton Fort Worth      Gainesville
Glen Rose      Irving Lindsay      McKinney Muenster
Parker Plano Richardson      Southlake Waxahachie  

Contact the coordinator in your city to inquire about hosting opportunities.

Be a Volunteer!
Hundreds of volunteers will be needed to make this weeklong event a success. You can

Share your language skills on-site or on-call
Accompany group tours
Staff the Summit desk
Help with local transportation
Provide administrative and logistical support
And more!

Fill out the online volunteer form here.