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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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Final Day in Honolulu, Back to Japan

I woke up at 7 AM in the morning. I have no work today. I walked around Hilton Hawaiian Village. There was a tiny zoo in the hotel. I saw penguins in the pool. I walked out to the beach (for the first time in this trip). I went into a small restaurant to have breakfast.    After breakfast, I walked by the beach to see Diamond Head. I walked in the water, too.    Then I walked back to the hotel. This was all my vacation this time. I packed my bags, checked out, and left Hilton at 11 PM. It took 30 min to the airport. After the … Continue reading

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Narita Airport to Hawaii

I left Kofu at 2 PM and arrived at Narita airport at 6 PM. Now I am waiting in a hall. I will be leaving in an hour. I have not finished with the presentation slides. I will work on them in the plane.

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Real estate meeting in Tokyo

It is Saturday today. There was an annual meeting of the owners of the Shibakoen apartment. It started in Shinjuku at 1 PM. We discussed the reduction of the managing costs of the building. It ended at 2:30 PM. I managed to take an express to Kofu leaving at 3 PM. I arrived at Kofu station at 4:30 PM. I walked to the institute for working.

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Getting cooler

It is at the end of September, and the highest temperature in Kofu finally went down ot less than 30 degree C today. It was comfortable even during the day time. The deadline of the revision of the project report waits for me on September 27. I will work on it tonight.

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Autumnal Equinox Day, 2012

It is Autumnal Equinox Day today. Katya and I went to Red Lobster for a late lunch.    After the lunch, Katya and I went to “Fishland Ishihara” to learn how to decorate a sea-water fish tank. Then Katya, Maya-san, and I went for a walk together.

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Shisendo in Kyoto

In the morning, we had a discussion in Shimadzu; the work’s then over. After arriving at Kyoto station from Keihanna, I took a bus to Shisendo, a residence of a scholar in the 17th century. I like the place and have been visiting it once in a while.       It is a small place with few visitors. The garden is very small but beautiful. It is very comfortable to be in there. I stayed there for half an hour, sitting on the tatami floor. Then I took a bus back to Kyoto station. From Kyoto, I took a bullet train and got off at Nagoya station. In a small … Continue reading

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Arriving in Keihanna, Kyoto

I left Kofu at 7 PM and arrived at Keihanna Plaza Hotel in Keihanna at midnight. I am staying in a one-bed room. I will work in Shimadzu company tomorrow with a student of mine.

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From Izu to Shimosuwa to Kofu

Today is Respect-for-the Aged Day, a holiday. We checked out and left the hotel after 10 AM. We headed for Gotemba Premium Outlets for shopping. On Hakone Pass on the way to the shopping center, there was a fog. Katya sees better than I, so we changed drivers and Katya started driving. We arrived at the outlet mall safely. After we finished shopping, a rain started, so we had snacks at Fauchon’s.  Breads are very good there.   After we had sandwiches and drinks, it stopped raining. A bus took us to the parking lot from the mall.    From the parking lot, we drove back to Shimosuwa to say a … Continue reading

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First day of the trip to Ito, Izu peninsula

It is Saturday today. In the morning, I was attending a meeting, in which our master-grade students presented their research results obtained in half a year, while Katya took Maya-san to Shimosuwa by Smart. She left Maya-san to my parents and drove back home. We met at our apartment and left together for Ito city in Izu peninsula. On the way to Ito, we first dropped by the central post office in Kofu to receive the doughnuts, which had delivered home while we were out. Then we drove all the way to Hotel Ito Powell, an old hotel by the sea.  We arrived at 5 PM. The room on the … Continue reading

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