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 Travel To Japan 

2019: Saturday October 5 - Saturday October 19: Journey Into Japan

We are leading a trip to Japan that will give you an introduction to the traditional sites and a deeper look at some of the lesser seen locations, getting below the traditional tourist façade. We are focused not just on going to Japan, but going into Japan.

The price is right, the timing is excellent. Now's the time for you to take the trip you've always dreamed of.

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

Click here for online details of the trip and the option to join up.

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


Tuesday September 17, 7:00: Regular monthly meeting, Location: Home of Steve and Kitty Comstock. 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)

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




Friday September 20, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: State of Colorado Sister City Conference, Location: Western State University, Gunnison, CO

Discussions and workshops on:

  • Fundraising How to's
  • The Nuts and Bolts of a Successful Sister City Program
  • How to Quantify Your Program in Dollars and Cents
  • The Joys and Pitfalls of Cross Cultural Communication

The fee is only $25, which includes morning refreshments and lunch. More information is here (a .pdf document), including registration and hotel information.


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

Minutes of the last meeting (.pdf document) (Last updated 7 August, 2019)

Plans for 2019 (.pdf document) (Last updated 11 April, 2019)

Working budget for 2019 (.pdf document) (Last updated 5 May, 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 

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

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


... October 8-17 ...
The Boulder / Yamagata sister city committee is leading a trip to Japan, October 8-17, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their relationship. The trip focuses mostly on time in Yamagata. Details are here (a .pdf flyer).



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