My dear friends John and Christy arrived in Japan the other day. They have been such troopers with everything! Today was their fourth day here and it was a great day indeed. So far we have eaten sushi, gone to Nagoya castle, gone to an art museum, attended a tea ceremony, had dinner with the seminary students, and eaten a lot of wonderful food. It has been fun to see things through their eyes and remember all the things that surprised me when I went to Japan for the first time in 2001. I won’t be able to post any photos until Sunday, but I wanted to write a short note. Tomorrow we head to Osaka and Saturday we will go to Kyoto for the day. If anyone else wants to come visit me here, just let me know!