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Our coming events, background, some past trips, related organizations

 

 

 

 

commendation presentation


 
 
 
Steve Comstock, previous chairman of the committee, accepts an award on behalf of the committee from Midori Takeuchi, the Consul General of Japan in Denver. The award is a special commendation to our committee, jointly with the Takayama Denver Friendship Association, "for outstanding contributions to strengthen US-Japan relations through their joint activities over the last 60 years", awarded on July 29, 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

If you are planning on traveling to Japan, with our group or on your own, it would help to have some background information. Here is some useful information about traveling to, and within, Japan

 


Events and Upcoming Activities

Virtual book club meeting
Tuesday July 5: 7:00-8:15-ish; location: online via Zoom.

Informal get together to discuss books by Japanese authors (in translation) or about Japan.

For July we're be reading and discussing "Daughters of the Samurai" by Janice Kimura

Wikipedia has a short entry

A nice summary of the book at Kirkus Reviews

I liked the way the book was summarized by the Restful Home

The author's own website has an interesting entry including a brief film trailer and an extensive photo gallery that ties nicely to the story.

Amazon lists the book as available as Kindle e-book ($9.99), hardcover (new from $12.83, used from $1.78) and paperback (new and used: $1.72 - $11.41)


The Denver Public Library search turns up no copies available


Email Steve Comstock to request the Zoom meeting info (If you have trouble, simply send an email to steve@trainersfriend.com.) All are welcome, but please let Steve know you wish to attend so he can send you the link for the Zoom session

Click here to see who has already signed up to come

 


 

Regular monthly meeting
(Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Tuesday June 21: 7:00-8:00-ish; location: online via Zoom.

Click here to request the Zoom meeting info (If you have trouble, simply send an email to gilasakawa@gmail.com.)

 


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

A look back at activities and involvement of members and friends during 2019 - a retrospective (.pdf document) (Last updated 11 January, 2020)

And a look at the impact of our committee in the community in 2019 - (.pdf document) volunteer hours and dollars spent doing our work. (Last updated 11 January, 2020

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 trips 

Journey Into Japan adult trip (October 5-19, 2019)

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

 

Other Organization's Activities

June 25-26, Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square

 

 

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