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Coming events / activities


 Visitors From Japan 

Ten high school students from Takayama will be visiting Denver from August 1-6. We need host families, drivers, and people to help setup and clean up for our party on August 5.

Get the details here.


 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)


Sunday August 11: Tanabata (celebrate reunion of separated lovers), 5:30-8:30; 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.

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 an email directly to me: steve@trainersfriend.com or call me at 303-355-2752)

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





Tuesday August 20: Regular monthly meeting, Location: Home of Steve & 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.



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

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

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


... April 21 - August 25, McNichols Civic Center, 144 West Colfax ...

An extension of the "Of Places and Spaces" exhibition by two artists including Homare Ikeda.

Details are here (web page).



... July 27 ... 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Rim and others are holding an international festival related to an international youth baseball tournament. At Legacy High School in Broomfield (2701 W. 136th Ave. in Broomfield). More details are here (a pdf flyer).



... August 4 ... 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Nikkeijin Kai (formerly JAAC) annual JA picnic at Berkely Lake Park. More details are here (a pdf flyer).



... August 17 ... 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Aurora's fifth annual Global fest, celebrating the city's culturally diverse make up. At the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora. More details are here (a web page).



... 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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