ABOUT

Introducing the Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado

HOW WE STARTED:

The Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado (JARCC) was formed in 2008 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 of 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

 HOW WE GOT HERE:

Distinguished and prominent community leaders composed the original founding group. They were a fluid group that met for several years prior to 2008 with a seed vision of propelling events and resources focused on the sharing of cultural happenings within the Japanese and Japanese American neighborhoods of Denver.

The JARCC organization hosted many high quality and successful events honoring that vision while also collaborating with other local organizations in supporting similar goals, a plan that continues to this day.

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

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

ADVISORY BOARD

Andy Cleary                Christine Wanifuchi   

Lawton Shinsato
    Mariko Murase 

Erin Valenciano    Marie von Haas   

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