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Kobe, Kawasaki, Shinjuku

I checked out “Sun Members Kobe” in the morning.    I took breakfast at UESHIMA coffee shop located under the monorail station in Sannomiya.    After taking a monorail, I arrived at the conference center at 9:30 AM. I gave a 20-minute talk from 10:20 AM and quickly left the conference hall  and took a monorail back to Sannomiya. From Osaka, I took a plane back again to Haneda. There were vacant seats inside. After arriving at Haneda Airport, I moved to Kawasaki for a research report meeting of our institute. After the meeting in Kawasaki, I headed for Shinjuku this time for a real-estate meeting. After the meeting in Shinjuku, I … Continue reading

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Mom and Dad coming to Kofu and Mariya’s spoon

Right after her birth, my parents naturally wanted to meet Mariya. Today’s Sunday and they are coming to Kofu by train. I arrived at Kofu station at 11 AM. In the department store “Eclan” by the station, I looked for something for lunch. I bought two large packs of take-out sushi at Kyodaru. There is a wine shop, and I bought a bottle of Kofu wine for my parents and one non-alcoholic for me and Katya. I left sushi and wine bottles in the car, and went to the ticket gate of the station to see my parents. There was a campaign of Aizu district in Fukushima to invite tourists. … Continue reading

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The last evening in the hospital

I arrived at the hospital 6 PM. Mariya was sleeping. When I see her, Mariya is always calm, but Katya told me Mariya cries a lot during the night time. I had dinner together with Katya, and went home. They will be leaving tomorrow. A PhD student of mine was waiting for me in the institute, and I discussed with him until midnight.

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New Russian Instrument and Jingisukan BBQ Party

Technicians have been working on the installation of a new instrument for four days. It has finally been settled down. It is an instrument imported from Russia. I first knew the instrument in September 2010, and it finally arrived. The machine has a very unique function, and I hope it can be useful for our researches. In the evening, there was a Jingisukan BBQ party held by students in the garden of the institute. About 15 participants. It was a pity that the ex-student of mine, who sent us the meat, was busy and was not able to show himself. Anyway, we thankfully enjoy the meat.

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Cucumbers and Eggplants

An office worker/farmer brings vegetables to the institute, which are not to be sold: too big, broken, not in a good shape, etc. He lets us take them home. Today, I brought cucumbers and eggplants. They look very fresh.

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Staying up late for an abstract

It is always busy after trips. At the institute, I found out that there is some modification needed in the instrument we are developing under the governmental project. So I decided to go to Shimadzu in Kyoto for two days with a student of mine. I need to finish an abstract for a presentation in November, so I will stay up late tonight to finish it.

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New fishes

In the afternoon during the lunch time, Katya came to the institute with Maya-san. Three of us went to “Fish Land Ishihara” to buy some more fish. We bought two corydoras pandas, four shrimp, and a moss. We put them in the tank. It seems new fish are doing fine.

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Katya’s Birthday, August 21, 2012

After we got up, I gave Katya a small present for her birthday. I bought it in Korea and kept it. Then I took Maya-san for a morning walk (as a tiny extra birthday present), and left home. In the late afternoon, Katya came by Smart and we went together to Red Lobster. I had reserved seats for us. There were some customers even on a weekday.  We are glad because we have been worried about the withdrawal of Red Lobster from Kofu. We found that it is “Crab day” today on Tuesday, when we get some discounts. We ordered a lobster.       For Katya’s birthday, they took pictures … Continue reading

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Run for Upgrade!

I woke up 4:30 AM. The bus to Incheon International Airport left the hotel at 5:30 AM. I arrived at the airport at 6:40 AM. I checked in using an automated check-in machine, then I went to Seven-Eleven on the first floor to buy candies to the office workers and my students of the institute. I went through the immigration, and then looked around shops in the airpot to look for souvenirs for Katya. Before the departure, I spent my time in a Sky Team lounge, taking a light breakfast. Then I got on a Delta plane for Honolulu bound for Narita. I took a seat, half asleep. A male … Continue reading

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First day of the summer vacation

The summer vacation of our institute started today, Saturday, August 11. It ends on Sunday, August 20. Since Katya is not with me, I went to my office for some works. I am leaving for Seoul on August 15, so I need to work for that, too. I still saw some teachers and students working at the institute. I checked e-mails and worked with documents. In the evening, I watched a ladies’ volleyball gave Japan vs. Korea. Japan won and got a bronze. Japan has not got many golds but many medals, so it has been enjoyable watching the Olympic games.        

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