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Pictures from 2021 events
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==> The Yatai project
Pictures from 2018 events
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Other organization's activities
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We are pleased to introduce our brand
new web site loaded with new functionality and information.
We will maintain this current site in parallel with the new site for a limited time and then this site will be closed down.
Please visit the new site and send us your comments / suggestions.
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
Saturday September 18, 9:00 a.m.: City of Takayama Park workday, Location: Colorado Blvd. at Cherry Creek Drive North. Click here to sign up (tell us who is coming) so we know how much water and snacks to purchase. (If the email link does not work for you, just send me an email directly: email@example.com)
Regular monthly meeting
(Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month)
Tuesday September 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Virtual book club meeting
Tuesday October 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 October we'll be reading and discussing "A Personal Matter" by Kenzaburo Oe.
Kenzaburō Ōe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is internationally
acclaimed as one of the most important and influential post-World War II writers,
known for his powerful accounts of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his own struggle
to come to terms with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Ōe for his
"poetic force [that] creates an imagined world where life and myth condense to form a
disconcerting picture of the human predicament today."
His most personal book, A Personal Matter, is the story of Bird, a frustrated intellectual in a failing marriage whose utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child.
Most of the reviews and summaries seem to me to be mostly downers:
But Wikipedia's article on the author
includes a link to their article on Oe's real life disabled son,
which notes he has become a composer of chamber music, and his first CD sold over a million copies.
The book is available on Amazon (hard copy, paperback, audio, or kindle) as well as a couple of sites new to me:
Internet Archive where
you can apparently check it out and borrow (check out the bottom of the page which
has some suggested reading for future book club reads) and
Nonchalantly PDF where you can download a pdf for free (although you need to register).
Email Steve Comstock to request the Zoom meeting info (If you have trouble, simply send an email to email@example.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
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)
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