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Coming events / activities


Tuesday November 27, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting. Location: TBA. Open to members and friends of the committee. RSVP requested.

Click here to sign up. (If the email link does not work for you, just send an email directly to me: steve@trainersfriend.com or call me at 303-355-2752)

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Find out about the Committee calendar, budgets, and so on ...

Minutes of the last meeting (.pdf document) (Last updated 28 October, 2018)

Plans for 2018 (.pdf document) (Last updated 05 November, 2018)

Plans for 2019 (.pdf document) (Last updated 14 November, 2018)

Why Denver Takayama is relevant to the larger community - Japanese, Japanese-American, all interested in Japan - in Denver and Colorado (.pdf document) (Last revised 1 February, 2017)

Denver / Takayama: the first 50 Years an historical record in English and Japanese. (.pdf document) (Last revised 23 August, 2010)

Technical paper on emails
(.pdf document - Some thoughts on how to make email safer from hackers and more effective) (Written 26 March, 2015)

Getting a gun in Japan
(.pdf document) - No matter where you fall on the gun control issue, this article I found on Facebook has some intriguing ideas. (Uploaded 11 March, 2018)


 Web pages from past events 

High school students exchange trip to Japan June, 2018

Essential Japan (adult trip) June, 2018

Visit by high school students from Takayama August 8-13, 2017

Chasing Cherry Blossoms adult trip to Japan April 5-18, 2017


Upcoming and on-going events / activities outside the Committee that may be of interest:


... November 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ...
Mirai Generations Leadership Program - Open house

in the penthouse of Tamai Tower in Sakura Square (1255 19th Street, Denver). This is a chance to learn about this exciting program to train young people who are passionate about maintaining and strengthening the Japanese American community and its culture.

The event is free, and there is free parking in the Sakura Square parking garage. Refreshments are provided free of charge.

Although the event is free, we require you to register / RSVP so we know how many to plan for. Register here

Come and meet the alumni and organizers of the program, see if you, or someone you know, qualifies for this dynamic program.

Candidates for the program must be 25-35 and show a committment to work in and for the JA community. They do not have to be Japanese-American. You can find details of the program here.


... December 2, 2:00 p.m. ...
Checking Multiple Boxes

at The Alliance Center (1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver). What does it mean to belong to more than one ethnic group, such as Japanese-American?

Come listen to, and discuss with, a distinguished panel of people who are of multi-ethnic origins and who have given considerable thought and research into the implications for everyday life.

Here is a promotional flyer (a pdf document)

A suggested donation of $5 or more is requested. You can register here (a web site)




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