Just wanted to let everyone know that I got back from Japan in one piece and that the trip was absolutely awe inspiring. I got to do a lot of sight seeing in addition to doing some martial arts training so it was a win all around. I will have much more to say in my next regularly scheduled post (08 July) and likely past that since this journey was quite the experience for me.
Now, if I can discover a magical cure for jet lag, I will be all set . . .