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Consul-General's Greeting


January 1, 2015

The Consulate-General of Japan in Denver believes it is important to provide high quality consular services for Japanese visitors and the local Japanese community of the Rocky Mountain region to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable sojourn, and to enhance good relations in a variety of fields between Japan and this region, and with the United States overall.

Speaking to the economic relationship between this region and Japan, the nonstop flight service between Denver and Tokyo is now well established, and conditions are advantageous for strengthening the existing friendship and cooperation between us. It is expected that more Japanese companies will expand their business in this region in the future, such as the hubs of the North American branch of a large Japanese company which was announced in Denver near the end of last year.

The Consulate will continue to work with members of the Japanese American community in this region for building deep mutual understanding between the US and Japan in addition to the cultural exchange. In the past year, we were very pleased to help forming a brand new Rocky Mountain chapter of the US-Japan Council. The Consulate is dedicated to increasing opportunities for such human exchange in society. Furthermore, we will continue to focus on the vital role of youth and education exchange, with the goal of strengthening our relationship into the future. Through Japanese government programs such as the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program), sister city relationships, Colorado state government education initiatives, we look forward to building strong exchange and interaction opportunities for the young people of both countries.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The alliance between the United States and Japan remains both strong and crucial in unstable world affairs. The Consulate believes fostering trust and friendship with regional US military institutions, many here in Colorado, e.g. US Air Force Academy, is invaluable in contributing to that enduring alliance.

With your support and ideas or suggestions, we are determined to enhance the cooperation between the Rocky Mountain region and Japan. The Consulate will work closely with the local community and to providing our own best efforts in the pursuit of the goals we share above.

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: (Cultural and PR Section) (Consular Section) (Economics/Politics Section)

Closing Days


2015 Closing Days

January 1st,Thursday New Year's Day
January 2nd, Friday New Year Holiday
January 19th, Monday Martin Luther King Jr.Day
February 16th, Monday President's Day
April 3rd, Friday Good Friday
April 29th, Wednesday Showa Day (JP)
May 25th, Monday Memorial Day
July 3rd, Friday Independence Day
July 20th,Monday Marine Day (JP)
September 7th,, Monday Labor Day
October 12th, Monday Columbus Day (US) / Sports Day (JP)
November 11th,Wednesday Veterans Day
November 26th, Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 27th, Friday Day After Thanksgiving
December 23rd,Wednesday Emperor's Birthday (JP)
December 25th, Friday Christmas Day
December 29th, Tuesday Year End Holiday
December 30th,Wednesday Year End Holiday
December 31st,Thursday Year End Holiday