ABOUT

Introducing the Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado

HOW WE STARTED:

The Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC) was formed in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to preserve, celebrate and share the Japanese and Japanese American experience in Colorado.

HOW IT’S GOING:

We strive to meet the needs of a constantly changing and diverse community by preserving and protecting the contributions of our Colorado Issei and Nisei descendants for present and future generations* (Sansei, Yonsei, Gosei, etc.) through cultural programs and events, educational outreach, heritage preservation and collaborative partnerships with local organizations. 

*For a full definition of the various Japanese American Generations: Click here

 

Japanese lantern on the Potomac River Tidal Basin during spring cherry blossom season, Washington, D.C. 

HOW WE GOT HERE:

Distinguished and prominent community leaders composed the original founding group. This fluid group met for several years prior to 2009 with a seed vision of propelling events and utilizing resources focused on sharing of cultural happenings within the Japanese and Japanese American neighborhoods of Denver. JARCC hosted many successful events, exhibits, and workshops honoring its founding vision while collaborating with other local organizations to support similar goals and community outreach which are continuing to the present.

OFFICERS

DEAN TSUTSUI  
President
CAROLYN TAKESHITA
Honorary Chair
PATI FUJISAKI SAUTER
Vice President
CAROLE ESHIMA
Treasurer
JANICE OGAWA
Membership

Secretary (Open)

BOARD MEMBERS

ANDREW CARL
Board Member
CHRIS OMOTO
Board Member, Historian
MILLIE KING
Board Member
GLENN MINORU TAGAWA
Board Member

ADVISORY BOARD

Andy Cleary
    Christine Wanifuchi   

Lawton Shinsato
 Mariko Murase 

Erin Valenciano  
 Marie von Haas   

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