Community Resources

Local Organizations

Japanese Arts Network

JA-NE provides access to resources and develops programs and platforms that support and strengthen visibility for Japanese and Japanese-American artists in America.

Denver Buddhist Temple Minyo Kai

DBT Minyo Kai has been performing traditional Japanese folk dance since the 1960s. Regional dances have been passed down by Nissei who settled in Colorado.

Japan America Society of Colorado

JASC is an organization dedicated to expanding people to people relationships between Colorado and Japan by serving as a bridge to connect via business, education, and cultural opportunities.

Sakura Square

Sakura Square is a vibrant community gathering place in downtown Denver that celebrates the history and culture of the Japanese-American experience.

Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple

TSDBT is a Jodo Shinsu sangha dedicated to the teachings of Shinran Shonin. Aside from Sunday service, the temple offers Dharma, judo, aikido, karate, and ikebana lessons.

Denver Taiko

Denver Taiko is a community based organization committed to honoring and sharing Japanese drumming through performance and providing an engaging creative outlet for those with interest in the art of taiko.

Mirai Daiko

Mirai Daiko is an all-female Japanese taiko group based in Arvada, CO.

Asian Avenue Magazine

Asian Avenue magazine is a hub for Asian Pacific American (APA) communities in Denver. It is the only English-printed publication in Colorado focused on the APA community and culture.

Non-Colorado Organizations

JACL Young Professionals Caucus

The YPC is an affinity group for self-identifying young professional members within JACL who wish to network and develop a pipeline of leadership and engagement.


Okaeri is a Nikkei LGBTQ+ Community based in Los Angeles, California.


Denshō‘s mission is to preserve and share history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to promote equity and justice today.

Go For Broke

Go for Broke‘s mission is to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry.

Japanese American Veterans Association

JAVA is an educational, patriotic, fraternal organization dedicated to maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

The mission of NAAPIMHA is to promote the mental health and well being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

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