Japan-America Society
of Southern Colorado

Asian Cooking Classes

Our Cooking Classes combine the flavors and techniques of Japan/China/Hawaii. 

Instructor(s): Taught by members and invited chefs
Dates/Times: 11:00 AM on Saturday (may change)
Cost: $15 for Members, $30 for Non-Members
Limit: 15-20 participants

Please see our Events listing for details.

Japanese Language Classes

We offer beginner, intermediate, advanced, and business Japanese classes. Classes are usually group lessons to facilitate conversation and interaction. Please contact each teacher about the schedule and textbook.

Instructor: Kayoko Jennings
Location: Briargate

Japanese Calligraphy (shodō) Classes

Japanese calligraphy classes are available now. You will learn the artistic writing of the Japanese language with ink. For information and enrollment, please contact: JASSC Information

Escape From Manchuria Book

Our former president, Paul Maruyama, has written a book, Escape from Manchuria, which we invite you to read. It is a compelling story of Japanese civilians struggles and hardships toward the end of WWII in Manchuria. It's available on Amazon (English and Japanese).

So, what is the book about? Quoting from the press release: "In the closing days of WWII, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Japanese-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria. Immediately, misery and death from cold, hunger, disease, and brutality descended upon the Japanese civilians at the hands of the Soviet Army and revenge-seeking mobs and bandits. Nearly 2,500 Japanese died daily."

"Three courageous men embarked on a secret mission and escaped to Japan to eventually bring an end to the Manchurian nightmare. In Escape from Manchuria (published by iUniverse), Paul K. Maruyama, Lt. Col., USAF (Retired), the son of one of the three men, narrates for Western readers the compelling true story of the rescue and repatriation of nearly 1.7 million Japanese that began almost a year after the surrender of Japan."

You can find this fascinating book at Amazon.com, or contact Paul Maruyama directly (pmaruyama@earthlink.net or 719-266-5625)

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