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Consul-General's Greeting

January 1, 2014

In June of last year, the inaugural non-stop flight from Denver to Tokyo took place. This had long been a dream for the people of Colorado, and the flight has made a good showing so far over the first half year since it started. Now that the dream has become a reality, it makes our country Japan closer than ever before to Colorado & the Rocky Mountain region, very much benefitting cultural and human exchange opportunities.

Under the 'Kakehashi' project, offered through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, approximately one hundred Japanese junior high and high school students have recently been able to visit Colorado and this region. This type of exchange gives them the chance to interact with US high school students and experience life here through a home-stay program. In return, the project also sent nearly the same number of American high school students from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming to Japan, to help further build friendships and future relationships between our youth. The Consulate is dedicated to building a framework to achieve more of these valuable and fulfilling exchange opportunities, in part through cooperation with ten area cities that have sister city relationships with Japanese towns and cities.

Economic exchange opportunities are also a vital goal, to help accelerate growth in the economic relationship between Japan and the Rocky Mountain Region in various fields, including the energy and high-tech industries. This year we will continue to work toward concrete achievements in creating these opportunities, in close cooperation with state and local government and other organizations.

Of course, the main role of this Consulate office is to provide top-level consular services for Japanese visitors and the local Japanese community of the region. As the relationship between Japan and the Rocky Mountain area continues to grow, we too will strive to improve our consular services accordingly,

In these activities, during the coming year we look forward to serving with our best efforts in each endeavor, and your continued mutual cooperation is always very much appreciated.

Ikuhiko Ono
Consul-General of Japan in Denver


Opening Hours

General Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Consular (Visa) Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Address & Directions

1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202
(30th Floor at 17th Street Plaza Building (17th Street x Larimar Street) )

Consulate-General of Japan in Denver Location Map

Parking Information

Parking is available in the 17th Street Plaza lot for $2.00/15 minutes, $16.00 maximum (prices subject to change).
The entrance to the lot is located on 18th Street between Lawrence and Larimer.
Numerous street parking lots are also available in the area at less expensive rates.

For short visits, parking at meters is a convenient solution. Meters are 25¢ for 15 minutes, 2 hours maximum.
Meters are enforced from 8 AM -10 PM, Monday through Saturday.


Contact Information

Phone Number: 303-534-1151
Fax: 303-534-3393
E-mail: cgjd-pr@de.mofa.go.jp (Cultural and PR Section)
cgjd-consular@de.mofa.go.jp (Consular Section)
bruce.powley@de.mofa.go.jp (Economics/Politics Section)

Closing Days

2014 Closing Days

January 1st, Wednesday New Year's Day
January 2nd, Thursday New Year Holiday
January 3rd, Friday New Year Holiday
January 20th, Monday Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 17th, Monday Washington's Birthday
March 21th, Friday Vernal Equinox Day (JP)
April 18th, Friday Good Friday
May 26th, Monday Memorial Day
July 4th, Friday Independence Day
September 1st, Monday Labor Day
October 13th, Monday Columbus Day (US) / Sports Day (JP)
November 11th, Tuesday Veterans Day
November 27th, Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 28th, Friday Day After Thanksgiving
December 23th, Tuesday Emperor's Birthday (JP)
December 25th, Thursday Christmas Day
December 29th, Monday Year End Holiday
December 30th, Tuesday Year End Holiday
December 31st, Wednesday Year End Holiday