In the morning, I was preparing for the kick-off meeting.
The meeting started at 1:30 PM. Three governmental bureaucrats arrived. In all, there were 26 people.
I was chairing the meeting. I gave a talk about the general purpose of the project and the research plans. I also gave a small talk about what to do in our institute under my supervision.
The meeting ended at 5 PM. Then I gave a tour of the institute.
The three bureaucrats went back to Tokyo by taxi. I think the meeting was successful, but I do not know how they felt because they are bureaucrats.
Rest of the members moved to Sadoya French restaurant. It was a pleasant party. Everybody was willing and hoping to make the project in progress.
The party ended at 7:10 PM.
I was waiting for Katya to arrive at Sadoya by smart, because we had been planning to play tennis.
Katya said that I smelt like a pub!
But I was able to play tennis rather normally. I hope people did not notice my smell of alcohol.
I am very relieved. It was a good day.