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Coming events / activities

 

Sunday July 29, 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Welcome back travelers / alumni potluck party. Location: GeoTech, 2650 E. 40th Ave., Denver. Open to members and friends of the committee, our returning travelers, and alumni of all our trips to Japan.

Click here to sign up (tell us who is coming and what food / drink you are bringing to share). (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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August 19: Tanabata (celebrate reunion of separated lovers), 6:30-9:00-ish; location: Home of Kent and Rolayne Sellers, details available when you RSVP.

Come celebrate the reunion of Orihime and Hikoboshi, write personal wishes for hanging on the tanabata bush, enjoy traditional music and light refreshments; limit: 40 people. Although this is a free event, a donation of $5 to help defray the cost of refreshments would be appreciated. Click here to sign up (tell us who all is coming) (If the email link does not work for you, just send me an email directly: steve@trainersfriend.com)

A good article about Tanabata in Japan is this Wikipedia entry.

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Tuesday August 21, 7:00 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting, Location: TBA. Click here to sign up (tell us who is coming) and get the address. (If the email link does not work for you, just send me an email directly: steve@trainersfriend.com)

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

Plans for 2018 (.pdf document) (Last updated 26 June, 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)

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:

 

... Saturday - Sunday, July 28-29, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ...
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake, Denver. This huge festival includes exciting races, food, entertainment, and more. There is also a need for volunteers. You can sign up here.

 

... August 2, 7:00 p.m. ...
Dust Storm a play about the Japanese incarceration during WWII; presented by Theatre Espirit Asia, at Simpson United Methodist Church (8001 Wolff St., Arvada). Admission $25 which goes to support Mile Hi Japanese American Citizens League student scholarship fund. Details are here (pdf file).

 

... August 2-4, various times. ...
National Sister Cities International Conference at Hyatt Regency Aurora (13200 East 14th Place, Aurora). Program information is here. Conference information is here (web page).

 

... August 5, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. ...
JAAC annual picnic in Berkely Park. Details to come. JBAR will be grilling okonomiyaki.

 

 

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