I took Joseph for dinner tonight and it was his first time eating "soba" noodles. Considering it's a very Japanese dish in the sense that you need to know what to do with all the different bowls and small plates that come with it, he did a great job and seemed to have enjoyed the taste of the seaweed and the tempura, too. So many foreigners have left Japan, so I was happy to see him and Chad here this week. They flew from the States last week and are starting their BA program at JIU this semester.
Takahito joined us and it was nice spending time with him. It was like Christmas today as he brought me gifts. There was no graduation ceremony this year so he came to say good bye. He is going to be teaching at a high school from next week.