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2011 Event Information


"The Emergency Response of Miyagi Prefecture:Lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake"

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: World Trade Center, 8th Floor (1625 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202)
Admission: Free
Brown Bag Lunch will be provided.


Mr. Yoshio Onodera, Director of Crisis Management, General Affairs Department, Miyagi Prefectural Government presents a lunchon seminer "The Emergency Response of Miyagi Prefecture:Lessons of the Great East Japan Earthquake."

Mr. Onodera will describe the events of March 11, 2011 and how Miyagi Prefecture responded to the disaster and express their appreciation to the assistance given by the people of Colorado and the U.S.

He will also update the audience on the efforts of reconstruction and recovery in Miyagi Prefecture.


Space is limited. Please RSVP to cgjd-pr@de.mofa.go.jp or 303-297-5336 by Sunday, Feb. 12th.

*Co-Sponsored by: Japan America Society of Colorado
*In Cooperation With: American Red Cross Mile High Chapter


Japan’s Energy Future Crossroads 


[October 27th Program at Denver]

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Location: Grand Hyatt Denver (1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80202)


[October 28th Program at Fort Collins]

Date: Friday, October 28th, 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Location: Rocky Mountain Innosphere (320 E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524)


Admission: JASC members & Educators: $10 / Non-members: $15 / Students: FREE (ID required, spots limited)

*Please register online at www.jascolorado.org/events.php


The tragic events of March 11th pushed Japan's energy issues to the forefront of social and economic life in Japan. The urgency and immediacy of Japan's peak energy shortage is driving innovation and implementation at a speed that will have profound global impact.


Energy enginner-journalist Dan Bihn will present his preliminary results from his fact- finding trip to Japan (including Fukushima) in the summer of 2011. Dan believes that Japan's energy future is at a crossroads, with a shift to smart energy as a key option.


This fascinating and informative program, which will also feature a panel discussion by leaders including Former Governor Bill Ritter (Denver program), Dr. Bryan Willson, CSU Professor, and Director of Clean Energy Supercluster (Fort Collins program), Hiroto Ito, COO of American Zephyr, and Tom Binet, Director of Trade & Investment for the Asia-Pacific at the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade and Hiromoto Oyama, Deputy Consul General of Japan at Denver.


*Contact: Japan America Society of Colorado
*1625 Broadway, Suite 680, Denver, CO 80202


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The 25th Colorado Japanese Speech Contest 


Date: Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Registration 8:45 a.m.)
Location: Colorado Convention Center Room #607(700 14th Street Denver, CO 80202) Tel: 303-228-8000



The Consulate-General of Japan at Denver and Colorado Japanese Language Education Association (CJLEA) are pleased to announce the 25th Annual Colorado Japanese Speech Contest on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Colorado Convention Center.


This annual contest is for Japanese language students in Colorado and Wyoming to demonstrate their language skills.


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* Contact: Ms. Mako Beecken Tel: 970-491-5275
* email: masako.beecken@colostate.edu


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Concert for Japan: Masakazu Ito

Date: Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Newman Center for the Performing Arts(2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver)

Admission: $10 / $100 VIP Ticket*


Featuring solo concert guiterist Masakazu Ito, and all proceeds from the concert to benefit earthquake victims through the Japan Red Cross.


*VIP ticketholders are invited to a Post-concert dessert reception with a representative from Denver's Japanese Consulate

Tickets on sale now at Newman Center for the Performing Arts website: www.newmantix.com


*For more infomation about Masakazu Ito, visit www.masakazuito.com

MasakazuItoUD Lamont

Japanese Cultural Festival & Bazaar  


Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 10AM-3PM.
Location: Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, Colorado Springs

Admission: Free

The 12th annual event of the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado (JASSC) is scheduled.

EVERYONE WELCOME! Free admission and entertainment. Bazaar and Food items for sale.



Taiko Drumming Workshop with Eitetsu Hayashi in Jackson Hole, Wyoming  

An interactive workshop designed to explore Japanese Taiko drumming, featuring instruction from Eitetsu Hayashi, internationally acclaimed musician and the world’s leading Taiko player.  Students will experience playing on authentic traditional drums and learn traditional movements and rhythms from this dynamic form of percussion.  Taiko is steeped in tradition, and students will be introduced to several basic characteristics from Japanese culture and language. 

A Teen Summer Camp for younger students is offered mornings beginning on June 23.  The main afternoon Workshop, beginning on June 24, includes three days of study and one day preparing for a culminating evening performance on the last day.  Further details and contact information are below.


Teen Camp – June 23-27, 2011  (Thu-Mon)  9:30am-12:30pm
Cost:  $100 (students age 12-18)

Workshop – June 24-27, 2011  (Fri-Mon)  2:30-5:30pm
Cost:  $150 (4-day workshop)

Location:  Jackson Hole High School Theater, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Contact:  Email oonadoherty@gmail.com or Tel 307-690-5264



Eitetsu Hayashi




Masters of the Shakuhachi in Concert

Masters of the Shakuhachi in Concert," features four top-level international artists from Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, Sydney, Australia and Boulder, CO—Yôdo Kurahashi, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Riley Kôho Lee and David Kansuke Wheeler. These masters will perform classical and modern solos and ensembles for Japan's mystical bamboo flute, the shakuhachi. (*for more shakuhachi info, please see note at bottom)


Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 7:30PM
Location: The Academy in Boulder, near Chautauqua Park.
Cost: $20/$10 Students (includes post-concert reception)
Reservation is suggested: 303-449-2935 or emailing shakudavid@gmail.com


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An event to introduce Okinawan culture will be held on Saturday, June 11th as this year marks the 37th anniversary since the Colorado Okinawa Kenjinkai was established.  Ms. Naoko Ahagon, the group leader of the Binfukai dance group from Tamagusuku School in Okinawa, will be leading other Colorado and New Mexico Kenjinkai group members in an assortment of Okinawan dances, little dramas, karate demonstrations, and Okinawan music performances.  Please join us for this exciting cultural event!  There is no charge to get in, and bento lunches can be purchased on the day of the event for $15.  Here are the event details.


Date & Time: June 11, 2011 12:30 – 3:30pm Doors open at 12:00pm
Place: Douglas County Event Center - Kirk Hall 500 Fair Ground Dr. Castle Rock, CO 80104
TEL: 720-733-6900
Contact: Mamiko Ikeda 303-830-7554




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Japanese commercial advertising photographers convene annually to display the year’s best works.  In 2009 the Japan Advertising Photographers Association selected 152 ads for awards, in recognition of the work of its members, based on artistic style and aesthetic value.
This exhibition features over 60 of these 2009 APA selections, which generously reflect Japan’s high standard for commercial advertising.  The pieces are notable for innovative original design and spectacular use of color, combining futuristic and traditional themes.  They bring to the viewer a powerful glimpse of Japan’s exquisite natural landscapes as well as its people, culture, and technology.







Opening Presentation
Cultural Influences on US-Japan Advertising Techniques, Insights and Enlightenment Abound


Taka Muraji is a native of Japan, and an experienced intercultural trainer working in both the U.S. and Japan to facilitate cross-cultural business training programs.  He currently designs and delivers global communications training for business executives and high potential employees working in a global business environment.  From this perspective, cultural similarities or differences may have surprising impacts on how we understand each other in business and social settings.   Mr. Muraji brings unique insights to bear, highlighting cultural influences and tendencies in advertising techniques used in Japan and the US.






Opening & Lecture: May 19, 2011 at 6:00pm
Exhibit: May 19, 2011 - June 25, 2011
Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 am -  5:00pm
Place: Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures
200 West Mountain, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Tell: 970- 221- 4600

This event is sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan at Denver








Japanese Language Pedagogy



The Center for Asian studies at CU Boulder is going to have the following event on 3/29 4:00 pm in UMC 382


This event will introduce two lectures on teaching Japanese language. Takako Sakai and Chieko Kano, professors of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsukuba University will present Japanese language pedagogy through Rakugo and culture, as well as methods for teaching Kanji.


In the first lecture, Professor Sakai will introduce Rakugo, which is a unique traditional Japanese verbal performance in which a lone story-teller plays several different roles to tell a funny tale using specific body movement.


In the second lecture, Professor Kano will introduce instructional materials for kanji in which she demonstrates the interesting rhythm of words with seven-five syllables and creates images representing the shape and meaning of kanji through illustrations.








Tsugaru Shamisen Concert – Monsters of Shamisen, Kevin Kmetz and Mike Penny



Monsters of Shamisen, featuring Kevin Kmetz and Mike Penny, are the first non-Japanese Tsugaru Shamisen performers ever to have participated and placed in the national tsugaru shamisen tournaments held annually in Tsugaru region of northern Japan.  Monsters of Shamisen blends East and West, traditional and modern, to create an unforgettable live experience and fusion of sound and music! 

Tour Schedule



Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Vieve Gore Concert Hall, the Jewett Center for Performing Arts,

Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT  84105
To reserve ticket(s): http://monstersofshamisen.eventbrite.com/
Free Admission




Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm
King Center Concert Hall, University of Colorado Denver
855 Lawrence Way, in the Auraria Campus
No tickets required, Free Admission





Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Organ Recital Hall, Colorado State University
To purchase ticket(s) online: University Center for the Arts Ticket Office
Box Office Phone: (970) 491-ARTS (2787)
Adults:$12, CSU Students: $7, Youth (2-17): $1





Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm
University of New Mexico Continuing Education Auditorium
For advanced tickets call: 505.291.1177

Adults:$7, Children under 12: Free




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Print and Performance in Early Modern Japan



 The University of Colorado Center for Asian Studies would like to announce a small interdisciplinary academic conference, titled "Publishing the Stage: Print and Performance in Early Modern Japan," to be held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on the weekend of March 5 and 6, 2011.


 The conference is free and open to the public, and it will feature 13 speakers from the U.S., Japan, and the U.K. Papers will be devoted to exploring the confluence of theater and publishing in seventeenth- through nineteenth-century Japan. Presenters will seek to examine these vibrant and mutually supporting worlds by considering a variety of performance and bookselling traditions from the perspectives of marketing, manufacturing, and visual and artistic license. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the conference should be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of literary, art historical, and theater studies alike. Papers will be presented in either Japanese or English, with no translation.


 For further information, including a conference schedule, list of panels, and hotel and transportation options, please see our website at http://colorado.edu/cas/publishingthestage.htm. Or, feel free to contact either Keller Kimbrough or Satoko Shimazaki at keller.kimbrough@colorado.edu and satoko.shimazaki@colorado.edu





Invitation for 10-Day Japan Study Tour for Middle & High School Teachers



The Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs (Keizai Koho Center) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) presents a ten day fellowship to Japan in the summer of 2011 for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The fellowship allows teachers to learn first-hand about contemporary Japan and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives. Applicants must have skills and experience in developing curriculum.

This fellowship is open to applicants who:

  • have never lived in Japan and have not visited Japan on a similar study tour
  • are middle and/ or high school classroom teachers of economics, social studies and/ or history (grades 6-12)
  • are supervisors, specialists, and/ or school administrators at the district and state levels
  • are faculty associated with 4 year colleges who are directly concerned with training K-12 teachers

The demands of the itinerary are such that only individuals physically able to travel without special assistance should consider this fellowship. Special dietary needs cannot be accommodated and a smoke-free environment cannot be assured. Due to the nature of the program and logistical requirements, there will be no provisions for spouses to accompany fellowship recipients.


For more information and application materials, please visit the KKC Fellowships Program website.