2008 National Conference » Speakers

Teruye "Tay" Kondo

Teruye “Tay” Shioshita Kondo is a Colorado native. She was born on a farm located between Denver and Brighton where her parents were farming for area landowners. In the 1930’s, the Shioshitas bought a farm at the foot of Mount Blanca in Blanca, Colorado. Life on the farm was difficult due to the hard and arduous work and the harsh winters. Tay Kondo left the San Luis valley and moved to Denver in 1948. Her first job in Denver was a type picker at the Colorado Times, one of two Japanese newspapers in Denver at the time. She met her future husband, John Kondo, while working at the Colorado Times. Until her retirement, Tay Kondo worked as a bookkeeper and accounts receivables clerk for several businesses throughout the Denver area. She has one daughter and enjoys bowling, golf and attending the Colorado Rockies baseball games. She also volunteers with the Japanese American Community Graduation Program and Simpson United Methodist Church.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese American Childhoods during World War II
Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento
Teruye "Tay" Kondo
Florence Ochi, Development Officer, Japanese American National Museum
George Takei, Actor
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor
Topic: Youth-Friendly