High School Students to Japan: Members on the trip

Charlene Thai

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Contact information

Email: charlenethai@asahifoodco.com

Street Address:

Denver, CO

Trip-related background
  • Previous visits to Japan:
    • 1988-1991 - Lived in Yokohama and Tokyo for college
    • 2007 - visited Tokyo, Hakone, Chiba
    • 2014 - visted Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Takayama
    • 2015 - trip leader on Introduction to Japan trip


  • Japanese language ability:
    • Conversation: fluent
    • Reading and writing: fluent



  • Other connections to Japan:
    • Joint venture with Takayama to import fine sake



What I hope to get from this adventure:

Culture enrichment


Things about me I'd like to share (work, family, personal history, hobbies, interests):
  • Work
    • Former Colorado licensed real estate agent 2003-2012
    • Present General Manager at Asahi Food Denver


  • Interests
    • Share my dining experiences in a newspaper column