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 Travels To Japan 

2020: Wednesday June 3 - Thursday June 18: High school student exchange trip

As part of a long standing tradition, and part of our fundamental mission, Denver Takayama leads a trip of high school students from the Denver area on a two week trip to Japan, including a homestay in Takayama.

The process is:

  • Apply online (see below); deadline to apply is December 18
  • Interviews with committee, January 12 (also January 18 and 19 if needed)
  • Acceptance for trip done by January 19


Call 303-355-2752 to talk with us direct.

Click here for more details; on the left hand side of this page is a link titled "Apply to go on the trip"; if you want to apply, click on that link.

Click here for our promotional flyer. (a pdf document)



2020: Thursday October 1 - Thursday October 15: Introduction to Japan
(Dates subject to change)


In the fall, we are working on a very special trip to Japan, consisting of our "Introduction to Japan" itinerary (Hiroshima, Kyoto, Takayama, and Tokyo). Our stay in Takayama will be during the time of their famous matsuri (festival), and we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Denver / Takayama relationship. It will be possible to particpate in just part of the trip, and to add extensions.


Details available soon.




Saturday, January 11: Shinnenkai (Welcoming the new year) potluck, beginning at 2:00; location: Home of T.R. Reid, 3090 S. Madison St.; please click here to sign up - tell us how many people and what you will be bringing.

Come, bring some light appetizers or hor d'oeurves to share, enjoy conversations, networking, planning.

Here is the Wikipedia article on shinnenkai

Click here to see who has already signed up to come.




Tuesday January 21: Regular monthly meeting (plans and opportunities for early 2020), 6:30-8:30-ish; location: Daniels Fund building, 101 Monroe St.

Come learn about our plans for 2020, volunteer for the most fun jobs! Please RSVP so we can plan the room layout.

Note: free parking is available in the lot to the west (on Madison); (the gate comes up automatically on entry and exit, no charge); please park in the lot or along First Ave. in front of the building. They ask you not to park on the street along Monroe or Madison.

Click here to see who has already signed up to come.



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

Minutes of the last meeting (.pdf document) (Last updated 27 September, 2019)

Plans for 2020 (.pdf document) (Last updated 4 December, 2019)

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 

Journey Into Japan adult trip October 5-19, 2019)

Visit by high school students from Takayama August 1-6, 2019

High school students exchange trip to Japan June, 2018

Essential Japan (adult trip) June, 2018




... Various evenings, 7:00 p.m. ...
Aurora Sister Cities is hosting showings of four Japanese horror movies, beginning Friday, December 13, 2019. The whole series is described here (a pdf flyer).



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