Friday, August 30, 2013

RETURNING TO TOKYO: New and Old Friends in Japan's Biggest City

Hanging out with Bin Furuya, the original Ultraman suit actor, at a cafe in Shinjuku Station.

The end of summer is upon us, and before work starts up again, I decided to take another trip to Tokyo. This blog post contains some (but not all) of the highlights. Let's take a look!

Meeting the great Yosuke Natsuki at his office again. Natsuki-san and I discussed many subjects for several hours. Our mutual friend Asako ably handled the translation.

Chatting with Ultraman Ace cast member Keiko Nishi at her cafe. My friend Yasushi accompanied me and translated our conversation.

While there, Yasushi and I spotted director Minoru Kawasaki. We introduced ourselves and exchanged a few words before leaving. What a surprise that was!