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Coming events / activities


Saturday, January 12: 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 (If the email link does not work for you, just send me an email directly: steve@trainersfriend.com)

Here is the Wikipedia article on shinnenkai

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Tuesday January 15: 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)

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2019: Friday February 22 - Sunday March 3: Ski Japan with us!

Note: we have just had a major price breakthrough due to re-negotiation, as long as we have ten or more travelers. Price dropped by $900 for the land portion and $500 for the air.

We are leading a trip to the Hakuba valley in Japan. If you have an Epic or Epic Local pass for 2019, it includes five consecutive days of skiing or snowboarding anywhere in the nine resorts in this valley.

So come try it out! Adventure in an exotic land.

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


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

Minutes of the last meeting (.pdf document) (Last updated 1 December, 2018)

Plans for 2018 (.pdf document) (Last updated 05 November, 2018)

Plans for 2019 (.pdf document) (Last updated 14 November, 2018)

Working budget for 2019 (.pdf document) (Last updated 21 November, 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)

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


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


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