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Japan Today conference materials, 1979

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Japan Today conference materials, 1979
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Japan, our neighbor in the Pacific, is at once
one of the most important allies while being the least
understood. In JAPAN TODAY, a three-month program pre-
senting concurrent events in seven cities across the
country, the American people will have an opportunity to
appreciate and explore the richness and diversity of con-
temporary Japan. Many facets of this vibrant country will
be illuminated through panel discussions; film; exhibi-
tions of art, crafts and technology; performances of
music, dance and drama; and numerous special events.
During the three months of JAPAN TODAY, it is hoped that
many Americans will gain a broader understanding of the
social, economic, political and artistic realities of cqn-
termporary Japan and its traditional heritage.
With these thoughts in mind, Denver believes a
sound business program coordinated with the JAPAN TODAY
program is important and timely, particularly because the
overall format focusing on culture permits an indepth look
at how cultural and social influences have structured
Japan's unique business system. Of JAPAN TODAY'S seven
participating cities, only Denver and New York have local
programming related to business. Developed and financed
locally, Denver's program is designed and presented by
people not only expert on Japan, but capable of fully
communicating to a group of U.S. businessmen with varying
degrees of knowledge about Japan.
Japan Today is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for
the Humanitiesi the National Endowment for the Arts? the Japan Founda-
tion and Matsushita Electric Industrial Company of Japan (Panasonic in
United States)
SPONSORS ARE Japan Society* Inc. Meridian House International and
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program
COORDINATOR: Japan Society* Inc. 333 East 47th Street* New York* N.Y. 10017
Telephone: (212) 832-1155 Telex: 234450 JSNY


PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1979 ----*TO BE JAPANESE
7:45 a.m
REG I STRAfT5Tr
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Mezzanine
8s 30 a.m. GENERAL SESSION
Centum Room
MODERATOR
WELCOME
INTRODUCTION
Richard Ashworth, Vice President of Inter-
national Banking, United Bank of Denver
Minoru Yasui, Executive Director, Commission
on Community Relations
PROJECT VIRECTOR, JAPAN TODAY, DENVER
Hon. Stephen McNichols, Regional Representative
of the Secretary, U.S. Dept, of Commerce
CO-CHAIRMAN, JAPAN TODAY, DENVER
8:30 JAPAN IS UNIQUE Robert J. Ballon* Chairman* Sophia University
Socio-Economic Institute* Tokyo
FILM - "Understanding Japan" (Japan External Trade
Organization) JETRO
9:30 FORMATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Robert J. Ballon
10:15 a.m. BREAK
Mezzanine
10:30 INTERDEPENDENCE THROUGHOUT Robert J. Ballon
\Z:l5 P.m. LUNCHEQfT Silver Glade
INTRODUCTION Norman Lawson, District Director, Industry
and Trade Administration, U.S. Department
of Commerce
CHINA AND THE U.S.:
WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM
THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE?
- Dr. John Stoessinger* Presidential
Professor in the Humanities*
Colorado School of Mines


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1979 (continued
2:00 P.m. GENERAL SESSION Century Room
2:00 JAPAN INC.: MYTH OR REALITY? Robert J. Ballon
3:30 P.m. BREAK Mezzanine
PANEL DISCUSSION Moderator: RICHARD ASHWORTH, Century Room
United Bank of Denver
Panelists: JOHN STOESSINGER, Colorado
School of Mines, Golden
ROBERT BALLON, Sophia
University, Tokyo
CONSTANTINE S0TIRI0U, Pro-
fessor of Finance,
University of Denver
5:30 P.m. RECEPTION
Cash Bar
Broadway Arms
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1979 ...THE JAPANESE AT WORK
8:00 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST Mezzanine

8:30 a.m. GENERAL SESSION Century Room
MODERATOR - Richard Leech, Project Manager and Vice President of Forward Metro Denver, Denver Chamber of Commerce
FI LM - "Kacho" (JETRO)
9:05 CORPORATE ORGANIZATION Robert J. Ballon
10;30 a.m. BREAK Mezzanine
GROUP DISCUSSIONS Discussion Leaders:
JAMES S. JOHNSTON, American Bonanza Room
Representative, Descente, Ltd.,
Denver
PAMELA S. BLISS, International Holiday Room
Trade Specialist, Colorado Division
of Commerce and Development, Denver


THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1979 (continued)
12:00 noon LUNCHEON AND GENERAL SESSION Centum Room
INTRODUCTION Richard Leech, Denver Chamber of Commerce
12:45 ECONOMIC SERENDIPITY:
HOW JAPAN HAS TURNED
ADVERSITIES INTO ADVANTAGES
Terutomo Ozawa? Professor
of Economics? Colorado State
University
1:45 MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION - Robert J. Ballon
2:45 P.m. BREAK
Mezzanine
3:00
SYMPOSIUM - "JAPANS ECONOMY IN THE WORLD" Century Room
Presiding: TERUTOMO OZAWA, Professor of Economics,
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Panelists: KAZUO NUKAZAWA, Economist, Japan Federation
of Economic Organizations, Tokyo
YOTARO KOBAYASHI, President, Fuji Xerox
Company, Tokyo
EISUKE SAKAKIBARA, Advisor to Economic
Planning Agency; Professor of Economics,
Saitama University, Tokyo
Responding: FRANK S.T..HSIAO, Professor of Economics,
University of Colorado, Boulder
JOHN STOESSINGER, Presidential Professor
in the Humanities, Colorado School of Mines
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1979 ....DEALING WITH THE JAPANESE
8:00 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m.' GENERAL SESSION-
MODERATOR - Stan Johnson, Director of Export, Gates
Rubber Company
Mezzanine
Century Room
F I LM
"Decision-Making in Japan" (JETRO)


FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1979 (continued)
9:05 VENTURES WITH A JAPANESE PARTNER Robert J. Ballon
10;30 a.m. BREAK
Mezzanine
GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Discussion Leaders:
LEE TERRILL, Extrad, Inc.
RICHARD A. OLINE, Bendix
Bonanza Room
Holiday Room
12:00 noon LUNCHEON
I ; 15 P.m. GENERAL SESSION
1:15 WORKSHOP NECESSARY COMMUNICATION
SKILLS WHEN DEALING WITH
JAPANESE BUSINESSMEN
Broadwau Arias'
Century Room
Robert T. Moran,
Director, Cross-Cultural
Communications Program,
American Graduate School
of International Management
Glendale, Arizona
3:15 P.m. BftEAK
Mezzanine
3:30 PANEL DISCUSSION Moderator: PAUL HAYASHIDA, Century Room
Mitsubishi International
Corporation, Denver
Panelists: LEE TERRILL, Extrad, Inc.,
Ponte Vedra, Florida
RICHARD A. OLINE, Bendix Heavy
Vehicle Systems Group, Elyria,
Ohio
ROBERT MORAN, American Graduate
School of International Manage-
ment
ROBERT BALLON, Sophia University
4:45 P.m. CONCLUSION Richard Ashworth* United Bank of Denver
4:55 p.m. THANKS_________ Minoru Yasui> Denver Commission on Community
Relations
5:00 p.m
ADJOURNMENT


PROGRAM SYNOPSIS
H FIRST DAY: TO BE JAPANESE May 23, 1979
JAPAN IS UNIQUE Robert Ballon
Framework of contemporary Japan: unique features of geographical location, topography,
natural wealth and population density. Results of relative isolation on language and
society.
FORMATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Robert Ballon
Development of a modern, "western" legal system; analysis of real changes in the tra-
ditional system through introduction of western democracy and form. Aspects of
capital formation permitting development of industry, consumer markets and internation-
al investment. As a result of the devastation of World War II, the evolution of the
need for trade, growth, full employment, technology acquisition and participation in
world affairs.
INTERDEPENDENCE THROUGHOUT Robert Ballon
Reformation of "zaibatsu" into corporate forms; development of a banking system and
capital markets in a capital short society; unique development of trading companies to
coordinate international trade; vertically structured domestic distribution; financing;
labor organization along company rather than industrial lines.
CHINA AND THE U.S.: WHAT CAN BE
LEARNED FROM THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE? John Stoessinger
JAPAN INC,: MYTH OR REALITY? Robert Ballon
The Japanese concept of "government: approaches to taxes, legislation, bureaucratic
procedures. Financial system; banking and corporate interdependence; methods of
accounting and financial reporting. Interdependence of management and labor.
1 SECOND DAY: THE JAPANESE AT WORK Hay 24, 1979
CORPORATE ORGANIZATION Robert Ballon
The key resource: capital versus labor. Management levels and their respective roles.
Deci si on-maki ng: time dimension and the collective process; the meaning of consensus.
NEW INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGES AND
OPPORTUNITIES FROM JAPAN,
AS I A T S ECONOMIC COMPETITOR Terutomo Ozawa
MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION Robert Ballon
Classification of industries; ownership control; sources of information regarding com-
panies and products in each industry; how to determine competition within industries.
SYMPOSIUM: J APANy S ECONOMY IN THE WORLD
I THIRD DAY: DEALING UITH THE JAPANESE May 25, 1979
VENTURES WITH A JAPANESE PARTNER Robert Ballon
Joint venture. Equity participation versus management participation. Licensing. Nego-
tiating a contract and/or a relationship.
NECESSARY COMMUNICATION SKILLS WHEN
DEALING WITH JAPANESE BUSINESSMEN Robert T. Moran
Establishing contact; cultivating a relationship; clarifying ones own intentions and posi-
tion; listening accurately; recognizing Japanese intentions; reading Japanese non-verbal
expressions; interpreting the meaning of silence; COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE.


JAPAN TODAY BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Chairwoman:
PHYLLIS ALEXANDER Institute of International Education
Co-Chairmen:
HON. STEPHEN L.R. McNICHOLS U.S. Department of Commerce
HON. WILLIAM HOSOKAWA Honorary Consul General of Japan
Members:
THEODORE BROWN
RUSSELL CALDWELL
K.C. CHI WATA
REV. DAVID CLARKE
MARVIN DAVIS
DAVID ESKENAZI
GENEVIEVE FIORE
TOM GIBSON
DR. HAROLD HAAK
JOHN HERSHNER
EIJIRO KAWAMURA
HON. JOHN LOVE
DR. SHERRY MANNING
FREDERICK R, MAYER
PHIL MILSTEIN
JOHN MITCHELL
HENRY MORENO
LaRAE ORULLIAN
JAMES PETERS
DR. ROSS PRITCHARD
BRUCE ROCKWELL
E.C. "BUZZ" SHERRY
ROBERT B. YEGGE
First Hational Bank of Denver
Colorado Division of Commerce & Development
Pentax Corporation
Regis College
Davis Oil Company
Jewish Community Center
People-to-People Corporation
Gates Rubber Company
University of Colorado at Denver
United Bank of Denver
Japanese Association of Colorado
Ideal Basic Industries
Colorado Women's College
Denver Art Museum
Downtown Denver3 Inc.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Johns-Manvi1le Corporation
Women's Bank
Samsonite Corporation
University of Denver
Colorado National Bank
Denver Convention Bureau
Colorado Council on the Arts <§ Humanities
JAPAN TODAY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
PHYLLIS ALEXANDER
HON. STEPHEN L.R. McNICHOLS
HON. WILLIAM HOSOKAWA
RONALD OTSUKA
HENRY LOWENSTEIN
MICHAEL ALB I
DON NAKAMURA
RICHARD ASHWORTH
THEODORE BARROS
PETER WARREN
Institute of International Education
U.S. Department of Commerce
Honorary Consul General of Japan
Denver Art Museum
Bonfi Is Theatre
Denver Public Library
International Express Travel
United Bank of Denver
McGraw-Hill Broadcasting
Denver International Film Festival
JAPAN TODAY STAFF/DENVER
MINORU YASUI
ALICE BROOKS
MICHAEL ENGLERT
HIROKO MORITA
Project Director
Project Coordinator
Project Assistant
Project Intern
n n n
Commission on Community Relations
Annex III* 144 W. Colfax Avenue* Suite 302
Denver* Colorado 80202


PROGRAM SPEAKERS
ROBERT BALLON
JOHN G- STOESSINGER.
TERUTOMO OZAWA. .
ROBERT T- MORAN. -
an internationally respected consultant, author
and lecturer on business in Japan, will make the
primary topic presentations. A resident of Japan
for over 30 years, Mr. Ballon is currently a pro-
fessor at the Sophia University Socio-Economic In-
stitute His publications include Doing Business in
Japan (1976) Joint Ventures in Japan (1967) The
Japanese Employee (1966), Japan's Market and Foreign
Business (1971) Forei gn Investment and Japan (19 7-2) ,
and Marketing inJapan (1973)
-is the Presidential Professor in the Humanities for
1978-79 at the Colorado School of Mines. He has
taught at Harvard, M.I.T., Columbia, Princeton and
the City University of New York and is the author
of ten 1eading books in international relations in-
cluding: The Might of Nations: World Politics in
Our Timet (1962) Power and Order (196 4) The United
Nations and the Superpowers (1965), Natidns in
Darkness: China, Russia, America (1971) and Henry
Kissinger: The Anguish of Power (1976). His latest
book is Crusaders and Pragmatists: Movers of Modern
American Foreign Policy (1979). Dr. Stoessinger has
lived in China and, from 1967 to 1974, served as
Acting Director of the Political Affairs Division
of the Uni ted Nations.
. a professor of economics at Colorado State University
at Ft. Collins, has taught at Columbia University,
served as consultant to the U.N. Institute for Train-
ing and Research and the World Bank. His major pub-
li cations include Japan's Technological Challenge to
the West (197 4) Motivat ion and Accomplishment (197 4) ,
and forthcoming Multi-nationalism, Japanese Style -
Political Economy of Outward Dependency (1979).
-is currently director of the program in cross-cultural
communications at the American Graduate School of In-
ternational Management near Phoenix, Arizona. He was
previously professor of speech communications at the
University of Minnesota. He has served as advisor to
the Japanese Olympic Hockey Team and was the playing
coach for the Seibu Tetsudo (Rail road) Hockey Team.
He has co-authored the forthcoming book, Managing
Cultural Dif ferences (197 9) .
JAPAN TODAY
Commission on Community Relations
City and County of Denver
Annex III, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 302
Denver, Colorado 80202


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COMMISSION ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS
City and County of Denver
Suite 302, Annex 111
144 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80202


ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL SEMINAR ON
DOING BUSINESS WITH THE JAPANESE
'i
JAPAN TODAY:
FIERCE COMPETITOR AND
WEALTHY BUYER, BUT
UNIQUELY JAPANESE
May 23-25,1979
PLAZA COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
DENVER, COLORADO
SPONSORED BY: City and County of Denver
in cooperation with
Colorado State Division of
Commerce and Development
United States Department of
Commerce
Denver Chamber of Commerce
Colorado District Export Council
International Trade Association of Colorado


As a special component of the JAPAN TODAY program in Denver, this
unique seminar has been specifically designed for the American busi-
nessman or woman who currently has or is thinking of forming a business
relationship with a Japanese company or individual. The seminar will ad-
dress the unique cultural background of the Japanese businessman and
explore how that culture affects his negotiations, his decisions and his
concepts of responsibility, all of which are substantially different from
those of the average American. In addition, the topics of marketing,
licensing and joint venturing will be addressed on a practical level.
The program will be led by Robert Ballon, an internationally respected
consultant, author and lecturer on business in Japan. A resident of Japan
for over thirty years, Mr. Ballon is currently professor of economics and
international business at the Sophia University Socio-Economic Institute
in Tokyo.
REGISTRATION
Negotiations in Japan are typically carried out in teams. To encourage American
negotiating teams, special corporate rates are being offered:
Single....................................................... $175
Corporate
2 registrations.......................................... $325
3 registrations...........................................$450
4 registrations...........................................$550
After May 1, fees increase by $25 for each single and $50 for each cor-
porate registration.
HOTEL
Plaza Cosmopolitan, Broadway and 18th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 (303)
861-9000
Single............................................$25/night
Double.............................................$33/night
Twin..............................................$33/night
This seminar is a special Denver edition of JAPAN TODAY, a nationwide program of
events focusing on the cultural, intellectual and economic aspects of life in con-
temporary Japan. Planned April through June of 1979, major events will be held in
Denver, Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami.
PROGRAM
MAY 23 WEDNESDAY TO BE JAPANESE
7:45 am REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Minoru Yasui
Exec. Director, Denver Commission on Community
Relations
Hon. Steven L. R. Me Nichols
Regional Rep. of the Secretary, U.S. Dept, of Commerce
8:45 am Japan is Unique (Topic presentations by Robert Ballon
N unless otherwise noted)
9:00 am Film: "UnderstandingJapan" (JETRO)
9:30 am Formation of an Industrial Society
10:30 am Interdependence Throughout
11:00 am GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Small Croups arranged according to industry categories
led by corporate executives with previous experience
in dealing with Japan.
12:15 pm LUNCHEON
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Stoessinger
"Presidential Professor in Humanities for 1978-79",
Colorado School of Mines
2:00 pm Japan Inc.: Myth or Reality?
3:45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
5:30 pm RECEPTION
MAY 24 THURSDAY THE JAPANESE AT WORK
8:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am Film: "Kacho" (JETRO)
9:00 am Corporate Organization
12:00 pm LUNCHEON
SPEAKER: Terutomo Ozawa
Professor of Economics, Colorado State University
1:45 pm Marketing and Distribution
3:00 pm JAPAN TODAY SYMPOSIUM: "Japanese Economy in
the World"
Panelists:
Kazuo Nukazawa
Economist, Keidanren
Yotaro Kobayashi
President,, Fuji Xerox
Corporation
Eisuke Sakakibara
Professor of Economics,
Advisor to Economic
Planning Agency;
Saitama University
Tokyo
John Stoessinger
Presidential Professor;
Colorado School of
Mines
Frank S. T. Hsiao
Professor of Economics,
University of Colorado
MAY 25 FRIDAY DEALING WITH THE JAPANESE
8:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am Film: "Decision-Making in Japan" (JETRO)
9:00 am Ventures with a Japanese Partner
10:45 am CROUP DISCUSSIONS
12:00 pm LUNCHEON
1:15 pm WORKSHOP: Necessary Communication Skills When
Dealing with Japanese Businessmen
Intercultural Network, Inc.: Robert T. Moran, American
Graduate School of International Management
10:45 am GROUP DISCUSSIONS
3:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
5:00 pm ADJOURNMENT


PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
JAPAN TODAY: Fierce Competitor and Wealthy Buyer, but Uniquely Japanese
May 23-25,1979
NAME Last/First/lnitial
SPOUSE (if attending)
Check if interested in scheduled spouses' program
INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION
FIRM/ACENCY/INSTITUTION
ADDRESS NO./STREET
CITY/STATE/ZIP CODE
TELEPHONE AREA CODE/NUMBER
REGISTRATION FEE:
Single Before May 1......................................$175
After May 1.......................................$200
Corporate
2 registrations..............................$325
3 registrations. . ..........................$450
4 registrations..............................$550
After May 1 add..............................$ 50
NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS FROM YOUR
FIRM/AGENCY/INSTITUTION________________________
Attach extra sheet for names of additional registrants
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $__________
MAKE YOUR CHECK PAYABLE TO "JAPAN TODAY"
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 1979
PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM WITH YOUR CHECK IN THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED TO COMMISSION ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS,
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, SUITE 302, ANNEX III, 144 WEST COLFAX AVE., DENVER, COLORADO 80202.


Seminar participants and spouses will also have the opportunity of taking advan-
tage of the following JAPAN TODAY events scheduled in Denver, Sunday, May
20th through Sunday, May 27th:
Art Exhibition: "Japanese Ceramics Today"
Denver Art Museum |
An exhibition of over 40 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramics repre- |
senting the works of as many artists. The exhibit is on loan from the National j
Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan. |
Photography Exhibition: "The Japanese of Colorado" J
Colorado Heritage Center (
I
Photography Exhibition: "Songs Through My Fish Eye View of Life" by Mme.
Ranko Iwamoto
United Bank of Denver i
Art Exhibition: "Contemporary Japanese Prints" j
Shwayder Art Gallery, University of Denver j
May 19-20, Saturday and Sunday
Ikebana Flower Show
Denver Botanic Gardens
May 22, Tuesday
"World Trade Day"
Sponsored by the Colorado District Export Council, Colorado State Division of
Commerce and Development, City and County of Denver. Regency Inn, 8 am-
4 pm. For further information and registration, call 837-3246.
Film: "A Full-Up Train" directed by Kon Ichikawa. Denver Buddhist Temple
Theatre
May 23-24, Wednesday and Thursday
Kobo Abe Theatre Troupe: "An Exhibition of Images"
Shwayder Theatre, Jewish Community Center |
May 24-26, Thursday-Saturday
Workshop: "Shibori" conducted by Professor Lavonne Schrieber, DU j
Tie-dyed fabrics displays and demonstrations j
May 25, Friday
Film: "Night Butterflies" directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura
Denver Buddhist Temple Theatre ;
Information on all of the above events can be obtained through the Denver Com-
mission on Community Relations, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 575-2621
Few cities can match the conference advantages of beautiful Mile-High Denver.
With its comfortable meeting climate, this bustling, cosmopolitan city, western
in character, offers sophisticated shops, superb restaurants, night clubs, theaters,
and is just minutes from the scenic wonders of the Colorado Rockies. We en-
courage spouses to attend; tours can be arranged for program participants and
spouses.
Within Denver, convenient to the conference hotel, the following attractions are
available:
Famed Molly Brown Flouse
Denver Mint
Denver Art Museum
Colorado Heritage Center
Gold-Domed Capitol Building
Historic Larimer Square
Denver Zoo and Museum of Natural History
Easily reached within 90 minutes by car, tours can be taken to:
U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs
Central City Historic Gold Mining District
Pike's Peak region attractions including Carden of the Gods
Ski resorts such as Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Winter Park
Commission on Community Relations
Suite 302, Annex III
144 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone (303) 575-2621


JAPAN
TODAY
JAPAN TODAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN DENVER


JAPAN TODAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN DENVER
OPENING CEREMONY
April 30
7:00 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS
May 3
7:30 p.m.
May 10
7:00 p.m.
May 17
7:30 p.m.
May 24
3:00 p.m.
May 31
7:00 p.m.
June 7
7:00 p.m.
LECTURES
April 12
7:30 p.m.
May 10
12:00 noon
May 11
7:30 p.m.
VIDEO
April 16 June 11
7:30 p.m.
FILMS
All Screenings Begin
at 7:30 p.m.
May 8
May 11
May 15
May 18
May 22
May 25
June 4
SPECIAL FILM EVENTS
May 4 -17
Varied Screening Times
Call 629-8343
May 5
12:00 noon
May 8
6:00 p.m.
PERFORMING ARTS
April 21-22
8:00 p.m.
May 23-24
8:00 p.m.
EXHIBITIONS
April 1 May 13
10 6 p.m., Mon. Sat.
April 8 May 3
9 - 4 p.m., Mon. Sat.
1 4 p.m., Sundays
April 15 June 15
10 - 9 p.m., Mon. Thurs.
10 5 p.m., Fri. & Sat.
April 24 June 10
9 5 p.m., Tues. Sat.
9 -9 p.m., Weds.
1 5 p.m., Sundays
May 1 May 31
9 - 5 p.m., Mon. Fri.
10 - 5 p.m., Sat. Sun.
May 5
10 a.m. 5 p.m.
May 9 May 25
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
May 20 June 20
1 4 p.m., Mon. Sun.
1 8 p.m., Wednesdays
June 10 July 8
10 - 5 p.m., Mon. Sat.
1 4 p.m., Sundays
SPECIAL EVENTS
May 2 3
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
May 6
10 a.m.
May 7 9
12:00 noon
May 19 -20
10 a.m. 5 p.m.
June 2- 3
10 a.m. 6 p.m.
June 23
2:30 p.m.
COURSES, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS
April 17,24, May 1
7:30 9:30 p.m.
April 19, 26, May 3
11:45 a.m.
April 25, May 3,10
2 4 p.m.
May 4,11,18
1 3 p.m.
May 24 26
9 a.m. 4 p.m.
June 23
10 a.m. 2 p.m.
CONFERENCES, SEMINARS
May 22
8 a.m. 4 p.m.
May 23-25
9 a.m. -5 p.m.
June 17 June 22
Fragile Superpower, Mass Media in Japan
Keynote address by Hisanori Isomura, Director General for Europe, NHK Japan
Broadcast Company
The Japanese Today: Changing Life Patterns
Presiding: Carol Thomas, Womens Bank
Panelists: Sumiko Furuya Iwao, Professor, Sophia University; Masao Kunihiro,
Professor, International College of Commerce and Economics
Kaoru Kobayashi, Professor, Institute of Business Administration and
Management
Responding: Lois Dilatush, Professor, Metropolitan State College
Japan: The Search For Identity
Presiding: Russell Nakata Canon, St. Johns Episcopal Church
Panelists: Nagayo Homma, Professor, Tokyo University Akira Iriye, Professor,
University of Chicago; Yoshikazu Sakamoto, Professor, University of
Tokyo
Responding: Peter Van Ness, Professor, University of Denver
Japanese Culture: Continuity and Change
Presiding: Ronald Otsuka, Curator of Asian Art, Denver Art Museum
Shuji Takashina, Art Critic
Kazuko Tsurumi, Professor, Sophia University
Masakazu Yamazaki, Playwright
Responding: Fred Richter, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Melinda Taukeuchi, Professor, University of Denver
Japans Economy in the World
Presiding: Terutomo Ozawa, Professor, Colorado State University
Panelists: Kazuo Nukazawa, Economist, Japan Federation of Economic
Organizations
Yotaro Kobayashi, President, Fuji Xerox Company
Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Saitama University
Responding: Frank S.T. Hsiao, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
John G. Stoessinger, Presidential Professor, Colorado School of Mines
Politics in Japan
Presiding: William Hosokawa, Honorary Consul General of Japan and Associate
Editor, Denver Post
Panelists: Tasuku Asano, Professor, International College of Commerce and
Economics
Kan Ori, Professor, Sophia University; Kensaku Shirai, Washington
Bureau Chief, Asahi Shimbun
Responding: Richard Leech, Vice President, Denver Chamber of Commerce,
Former U. S. Diplomatic Assignment to Japan
Issues of an Urban Society
Presiding: Minoru Yasui, Executive Director, Denver Commission on
Community Relations
Panelists: Ryohei Kakumoto, Professor, Waseda University
Hidetoshi Kato, Gakushuin University
Fumihiko Maki, Architect, Maki & Associates
Responding: David Bailey, Professor, University of Denver
The Theme of Nature in Contemporary Japanese Prints
Art Professor Suzanne Martin, Colorado Womens College
Contemporary Japanese American Relations
Dr. Minoru Yasui, Executive Director, Commission on Community Relations
Die History of Japanese Photography
Photographer Lisbeth Kohloff, University of Rochester, George Eastman House
Japan: Die Changing Tradition
A series of 16 thirty minute videotapes celebrating the history, culture, and society of
Japan. Discussion period following the presentation. Synchronisms Japan and
The Rising Sun available.
3 DECADES: POSTWAR JAPANESE SOCIETY THROUGH FILM: The Japan
Today Film Series
Opening night with Donald Richie, author and critic, introducing the series.
Followed b y screening of No Regrets for Our Youth [1946], directed by Akira
Kurosawa.
Record of a Tenement Gentleman [1957] J une 5 Pigs and Battleships [1961]
Yasujiro Ozu
Where Chimneys Are Seen [1953]
Heinosuke Gosho (U.S. Premiere)
A Japanese Tragedy [1953]
Keisuke Kinoshita
A Full-Up Train [1957] ^
Kon Ichikawa (U.S. Premiere)
Night Butterflies [1957]
Kozaburo Yoshimura
The Build-Up [1958]
Yasuzo Masumura
Denver International FOm Festival
Over 130 films and events with Japanese cinema as a major motif.
Shohei Imamura (U.S. Premiere)
June 8 Die Ceremony [1971]
Nagisa Oshima
June 12 Summer Soldiers [1972]
Hiroshi Teshigahara
June 15 Solar Eclipse [1975]
Sat suo Yamamoto
June 19 Die Far Road [1977]
Sachiko Hidari
New Tends in Japanese cinema
Discussion workshop led by critic Donald Richie
Cocktail Reception for Donald Richie
Hosted by the Japanese Community of Denver
Hawaii-Kabuki Theatre Troupe
Cbushingura (The Forty-Seven Samurai)
Traditional Kabuki performance
Kobo Abe Theatre Troupe
An Exhibition of Images, by Kobo Abe
Avant-garde drama performed by the Kobo Abe Troupe on its first American tour.
Beasts and Blossoms
Contemporary Japanese prints
Shikata Contemporary Art
Mme. Isuzu Shikata of Tokyo presents her first one-man show in America, featuring
Sumie and watercolor
Japanese literature
Rare books and materials on Japan featuring original manuscripts from 14th and 17th
century Japan
Japanese Ceramics Today
Ceramics exhibit on loan from the National Museum of Modem Art, Kyoto, Japan
Curator: Ronald Otsuka, Denver
Die Japanese of Colorado
Photography exhibit assembled by photographer Tom Masamori
Traditional Japanese Kites
Outdoor display of Denvers Hamamatsu kites designed by Jane and Larry
Ambrose
Songs through My Fish-Eye View of Life
Photography exhibit by Mme. Ranko Iwamoto, Nippon Museum
Contemporary Japanese Print Collection
Graphics, ceramics, paintings, and sculpture from private and public collections in
the Denver area
Tsutsumi: The Art of Japanese Package
A selection from the exhibition organized by the Japan House Gallery and the
American Federation of the Arts
Japan Today Salute
Demonstration of Ikebana, Calligraphy and Koto Music
Benihana Kite Festival
Denvers adaptation of the traditional Hamamatsu Kite Festival, featuring teams and
kite-flying
Japan Today Salute
Local artists performing Japanese music and dance
Friendship Through Flowers
Flower show presented by Ikebana International Denver Chapter
Cherry Blossom Festival
A city-wide celebration of Japanese culture featuring music, dance, art, food and
crafts.
Dedication of Japanese Gardens
Featuring authentic Japanese Teahouse, copper and stone lanterns, traditional Crane
and Tortoise Islands, Ikebana and Bonsai.
Japan: Out of the Past and Into the Future
3 Session Class offered by the University of Colorado at Denver, Dr. Peter Golas
The Art of Japan, Lunch and Learning Series ID, Learning for Living,Metropolitan
State college Ronald Otsuka, Lorraine Kaimal, Melinda Takeuchi
The Art of Japanese Teppan-Yaki, Learning for Living, Metropolitan State college
and Benihana of Tokyo. Japanese cuisine, featuring griddle-side cooking. Chef
Kenji Doi
Armchair Travels Japan Today, Learning for Living, Metropolitan State College.
Gus Tanaka.
Shibori Workshop Demonstrations and techniques for Japanese tie-dyed fabrics.
Lavonne Schrieber
Ikebana Workshops, Learning for Living, Metropolitan State College, Mme. Kyoko
Kita
World Trade Day
Sponsored by the Colorado District Export Council, State of Colorado, City and
County of Denver.
Principal Speaker: Mr. Larry Fox, International Vice President, National
Association of Manufacturers
Japan Today: Fierce Competitor and Wealthy Buyer, but Uniquely Japanese
Principal Speaker: Robert J. Ballon, Professor, Sophia University Socio-Economic
Institute
Other Speakers include: John Stoessinger, Presidential Professor, Colorado School
of Mines; Terutomo Ozawa, Professor, Colorado State
University; Robert T. Moran, Professor, American Graduate
School of International Management.
Japan in Aspen: A Synthesis of Contradiction
The 29th Annual Design Conference
JAPAN TODAY
For further information:
Commision on Community Relations
575-2621
The Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Open to the Public:
Reservations Limited
Park Hill Library Auditorium
4705 Mont view Boulevard
Mountain Bell Auditorium
1005 17th Street
Denver Buddhist Temple Theatre
1947 Lawrence Street
Century Room
Plaza Cosmopolitan Hotel
Broadway & 18th St.
Denver City Council Chambers
City and County Building
14th and Bannock Streets
Auraria Higher Education Center
Room 330 Auraria Student Center
(9th Street between Lawrence & Larimer)
Grover-McCauley Gallery
250 Fillmore Street
South Denver Kiwanis Club
Holiday Inn South
1475 S. Colorado Boulevard
Foothills Art Gallery
809 15th Street
Golden, Colorado
Denver Public Library
Central and Branch Libraries
For specific locations, call 575-3907
Denver Buddhist Temple Theatre
1947 Lawrence Street
Admission: $2.50 single ticket
Series Tickets call 629-8343
Participating Theatres:
Ogden, 937 East Colfax Avenue
Esquire, 590 Downing Street
Flick, Larimer Square
Denver Buddhist Temple, 1947 Lawrence
The Flick Theatre
Larimer Square
The Kyoto Restaurant
1905 Lawrence Street
By Invitation Only
The University of Colo, at Boulder
Mackie Auditorium
Admission Charge: Tickets-492-7355
Shwayder Theatre of the Jewish
Community Center
4800 East Alameda Avenue
Admission: $5.00
Tickets: 399-2660 or 575-2621
Grover-McCauley Gallery
250 Fillmore Street
Foothills Art Gallery
809 -15th Street
Golden, Colorado
Denver Public Library
Central Branch
1357 Broadway
Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Colorado Heritage Center
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
KMGH-TV, Channel 7
123 Speer Boulevard
McGraw-Hill Broadcasting
United Bank of Denver, Lobby
1740 Broadway
Shwayder Art Gallery
University of Denver
2121 East Asbury
The Aspen Center for the Visual Arts
Aspen, Colorado
First of Denver Plaza
17th and California Streets
Benihana of Tokyo
Tamarac Square Shopping Center
3301 S. Tamarac Drive
First of Denver Plaza
17th and California Streets
Denver Botanic Gardens
Horticulture Hall and Lobby Area
909 York Street
Sakura Square
18th-19th Streets at Lawrence-Larimer
Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street
University of Colorado Medical Center
Psychiatric Auditorium
East 8th Avenue at Ash Street
Tuition: $10
Registration: 629-2735
May D & F Auditorium
16th and Tremont Place
Tuition: $16
Registration: 629-3046
Benihana of Tokyo Restaurant
3301 South Tamarac Drive
Tuition: $20
Registration: 629-3046
United Bank of Denver Forum
1740 Broadway
Tuition: $3
Registration: 629-3046
Foothills Art Gallery
809 15th Street, Golden
Registration: 279-3922
Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street
Registration: 629-3046
The Regency Inn
3900 Elati Street
Registration: 837-3246
Plaza Cosmopolitan Hotel
18th and Broadway Streets
Seminar Fee: $175 (includes meals)
Registration: 575-2621
Aspen, Colorado
For information and registration, write:
IDCA
Box 664
Aspen, Colorado 81611


JAPAN
TODAY
Japan Today, a celebration of the people and culture of modern Japan,
presents a series of concurrent events in seven major cities across the
country. Opening in April, important cultural institutions in Washington,
D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Miami are
telling the story of contemporary Japan through simultaneous panel
discussions, films, exhibitions, and performances of music, dance and
drama.
Japan Toaday in Denver begins with an opening address April 30 by
Hisanori Isomura, Director General for Europe, NHK Japan Broadcast
Company. The openings of exhibitions, panels, film series and other events
follow in rapid succession.
Japan Today is the third in a series of international symposia initiated by
the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Japan Today is made possible largely by generous grants from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts,
Matsushita Electric (Panasonic), The Japan Foundation, and the
Japan-United States Friendship Commission. Nationally sponsored by and
organized by: Japan Society, Inc., Meridian House International, and
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Coordinated by: Japan Society,
Inc.
Japan Today in Denver is Coordinated by
City and County of Denver
Commission on Community Relations
144 West Colfax, Suite 302
Denver, Colorado 80202
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER
SUITE 302, ANNEX III
1 44 WEST COLFAX AVENUE
DENVER, COLORADO 80202


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JAPAN TODAY:
FIERCE COMPETITOR AND
WEALTHY BUYER, BUT
UNIQUELY JAPANESE
May 23-25,1979
PLAZA COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
DENVER, COLORADO
SPONSORED BY: City and County of Denver
in cooperation with
Colorado State Division of
Commerce and Development
United States Department of
Commerce
Denver Chamber of Commerce
Colorado District Export Council
International Trade Association of Colorado