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January 1, 2014
Happy New Year!
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.
I am glad to wish you a Happy New Year, along with the hope that this year will be wonderful for you all.
Consul-General of Japan in Denver
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:30PM, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Consular (Visa) Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
1225 17th Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202
(30th Floor at 17th Street Plaza Building (17th Street x Larimar Street) )
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.
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Consular Section)
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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|