Keiko and I had a wonderful trip to Japan. The good feelings about the trip started when we arrived at New York’s JFK airport. Delta had changed equipment and our previously selected bulkhead seats disappeared. At the gate I asked the agent if it might be possible to correct the situation. She did get us reassigned and asked why we were traveling to Japan. I mentioned a family visit and running the Tokyo Marathon. When we went to board the aircraft another agent said we had been upgraded to Business First …. with good luck on my run! It was an absolutely fabulous beginning to our journey.
We spent Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday relaxing and visiting with family and friends. A special treat was being with some dear friends, former colleagues from Avaya Japan. The photo shows some members of what we call “The Kamakura Gang”, members of my Avaya FIFA World Cup team who introduced me to the pleasures and excitement of Japan. They have remained good friends and we never visit Japan without seeing them. Thank you Kase, Chiho and Miki.