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Coming events / activities


 Adult trip to Japan 

We have a fantastic, exciting trip heading to Japan this summer.

Called the "Essential Japan", it explores Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, and Hiroshima. The trip runs June 2-15, 2018.

And ... we have a special option, a pre-trip extension to visit the garden city of Kanazawa to see their Hyakumangoku festival. This trip departs May 30, joining the main trip in Hiroshima on June 4.

Details are here. Follow the trip as it develops and progresses.


 High school student exchange to Japan 

We are also continuing our tradition of sending Denver area high school students to Japan in 2018.

As usual, we send about ten local students and two chaperones to visit Japan for two weeks (this year: June 5-19). The group will visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and Takayama.

In Takayama, the students will live with a local family for five or six nights.

Details are here. Get info, watch the trip develop and unfold!



Tuesday May 15, 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)

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


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

Plans for 2018 (.pdf document) (Last updated 16 April, 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 

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

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

High schools student exchange to Japan June 8-22, 2016

Japan in Depth October, 2015


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

... Saturday April 21 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.), Sunday April 22 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) ...
Japanese Crafter's Market at Sakura Square Mezzanine room (on Larimer, between 19th & 20th). A market place of new and used items, mostly Asian origin or influenced, such as glassware, purses, cards, wood crafts, tote bags, ceramics, antique kimono scarves, jewelry, artisan soaps, bath and body products, home goods, children's aprons, and many other interesting and great gift ideas. More information here (image file).


... Monday, March 5 through Friday April 27, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ...
Exhibition of contemporary Japanese architecture at UCD College of Architecture, 1250 14th St., Suite 2000 (2nd floor). The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver, the Japan Foundation, and the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning have set up a free exhibtion exploring modern Japanese architecture. (Closed Sundays.) More information here (web page).



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