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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. Get info, even sign up if you're ready!

A flyer is here (a .pdf document). Print it off and post it; send it as an attachment to your emails. Spread the word.


 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 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, even apply online to go on this trip!

A flyer is here (a .pdf document). Print it off and post it; send it as an attachment to your emails. Spread the word.


Saturday, January 13, 2:00 p.m.: Shinnenkai Potluck Party, Location: Home of T.R. Reid.
Click here to sign up, tell us who is coming and what you are bringing, and get the address.

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



Tuesday January 16, 7:00 p.m.: Regular monthly meeting, Location: home of Steve & Kitty Comstock. 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 12 December, 2017)

Working budget for 2017 (.pdf document) (Last updated 16 November, 2016)

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)


 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:

... Wednesday, Dec. 13 6:00-9:00 p.m. ...
DSCI holiday potluck party at the Denver Woman's Press Club (1325 Logan); beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks provided. Please bring a dish to share. $15 members, $20 non-members. Promotional flyer (.jpg); register here


... Thursday, Jan. 18 6:00p.m. ...
DSCI annual meeting at the Yak & Yeti Restaurant at 9755 E. Hampden Ave. (at Dayton, across from Kennedy Golf Course). Invitations and more details soon.


... Saturday, Jan. 27 noon ...
43rd annual Red vs. White singing competition - Uta Gassen at the Tri-State Buddhist Temple, 1947 Lawerence in Denver (Sakura Square). Competitive karaoke; Event is free; terrific bento box available for $10. Promotional flyer is here (.pdf flyer)



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