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Experiments continued

From the early morning, I have been carrying out experiments with a student of mine and a researcher from Panasonic. By our side, a professor from Keio University was doing his with my colleague. When I had time, I was writing a paper, too. Students came to me once in a while to ask me how to submit their abstracts and register themselves with the conference (actually, the registration procedure was very complicated). I got so tired after these three day. When I came home, Katya started talking with her parents on Skype. Mariya was on a new  foam-plastic matress we bought at Babies “R” Us in Odaiba.    Katya … Continue reading

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Back from Odaiba

We checked out the hotel around 11 AM after having breakfast. With all the goods bought in Odaiba packed in, I started driving Smart with Katya and Mariya on the back seat. We took a highway through downtown Tokyo. The traffic was smooth. The sky was blue. Today is Constitution Day, a holiday. Traffic jams from Tokyo were expected. Therefore, after driving through downtown, we got off Chuo Freeway at Inagi to avoid a jam. I found a newly-opened convenience store, Lawson, so I decided to take a break there. Ponta, the Lawson mascot, was helping the opening of the store. I took a coffee, Mariya got surrounded by toys, … Continue reading

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Second day in Odaiba, May 2, 2012

Mariya woke up and up during the midnight, but we survived. We went to breakfast at Georgetown. Mariya behaved nicely as usual.    Very fortunately, it was fine today in the morning. I took a picture of Katya and Mariya in front of Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel, where we stay in. Then we started walking to the center of Odaiba. Katya knows Odaiba well. She took us to Aqua City Odaiba.    We looked around shops inside. Mariya was becoming tires, so we had a quick lunch at Burger KING. After lunch, I started holding Mariya in front of me. We took Yurikamome Line to go back to the … Continue reading

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First day in Odaiba, May 1, 2013

I stayed in my office last night to finish my works before the trip to Tokyo. This morning, I woke up at 5 AM in my office to finish them. I came back home at 10:30 AM. I took a shower, and Katya and I prepared for the trip. We left after noon. Katya drove on Chuo Freeway. It was cloudy. I sat on the backseat with Mariya. On the way to our destination, Odaiba, we stopped at Yoyogi Parking Area. There was a coffee shop, Doutor.  We took a break there.    I started driving after Katya. It rained on and off. We arrived at Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington … Continue reading

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Tokyo Stay – January 1, 2012, the Last Day

After celebrating the new year, we exchanged presents. Katya gave me a winter scarf and an ear warmer. I gave Katya a pair of gloves I bought in Odaiba yesterday. Then we went to sleep. In the morning, the hotel provided everyone with Sake. Other than that, there was nothing for celebrating a new year, which was a pity. Strings Tokyo has good rooms and spaces, but it seems to me that they lack a simple hospitality. It should be more of a hotel for businessmen. We checked out and went to Shinjuku to hang around. Then we visited my parents to celebrate a new year’s day together. The trains … Continue reading

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Tokyo Stay – December 31, 2011, the Second Day

We had buffet for breakfast on the 26th floor. Then we came back up to our room on the 29th taking an elevator.  The lounge is in the middle of the 26th floor. From Shinagawa station, we took trains to Shimbashi, then to Odaiba. Odaiba is an artificial island created in Tokyo Bay. The Statue of Liberty in Odaiba was originally situated between April 29, 1998  and May 9, 1999 for the promotion of French culture in Japan. The French government later approved to make a replica, which was fabricated in France and installed at the same location in Odaiba in 2000. Good views are obtained from the shore.    … Continue reading

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Business trip to Tokyo

I arrived at Kofu station at 6:15 AM by my motor cycle. For early breakfast, I took a beef bowl at Yoshinoya in front of the station. Then I took a bus to Tokyo. The bus was late by an hour because of a traffic jam. I arrived at the conference site in Odaiba at 10:30 PM.    Our institute director carried out a 40-minute speech.  I helped him with the poster presentation.  Our presentations ended with no problem. I took a bus back to Kofu at 5:30 PM from Shinjuku. It arrived at 7:40 PM at Kofu station. I took a motor bike back home. Natalia brought Russian bread from Russia … Continue reading

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