2003(updated:2007/03/04)
  • January:
    • Osaka History Museum Did a day visit to the exhibition 『Intelectual Giant in Naniwa 』Lived as a merchant in 19 century Osaka, with the tremendous variety of interest, was called Networker in Naniwa. Interest bring information, that bring people, that then brings more information...
    • Started using Yahoo Auction. Besides the participation of the amateur, this has become a new facility for small merchants to be able to compete with big distributors.
  • February
    • By selling Yamaha FR-21(owned for 2 and a half year), bought a used Searay 240DA from Izumi Marin of Shinozaki, Edogawa. Though the length only becomes one meter bigger, the impression of the volume was significantly bigger.
    • Had a dine together with about ten high-school mates first time for long
    • In 23~26、visited Xiamen, Shen(?) Zhou and Shanghai. Xiamen has the long history of being opened to outside in the south of China. A showcase of the dynamism of China that has received various races and cultures, including Islam. Impressed also by the growing strength of private sector
  • March:
    • Watched A2 of director Tatsuya Mori, well-made private documentary on the interaction Ohm (the religious cult) and people. Sometime humorous, and very insightful.
    • Took a navigation seminar of JEIS to understand the basis of getting in and out of the Tokyo Bay.
  • April:
    • Participated again on JEIS seminar; this time on the structure and maintenance of engines.
    • While moving in the Nihonbashi-river, had the bottom of the boat hit that required a changing of driving packing.
  • Mary
    • Started taking an "Art Management Course" at Waseda Business School, organized by Mr. Hirano. Interesting course with successful people in the filed. Q&A that followed was very interesting.
    • .By a mistake, visited Osaka, in two weeks in row. The mistake helped to see the treasures of Koya-san at Kyoto National Museum. A rare combination of vision of the genius Kukai, donation of the power-holders over years, the geographical isolation from the places of war, brought extraordinary concentration of arts in the temple. A proof of one point of culmination by sculptors like Unkei and Kaikei.
    • Next day, attended a visit to an ancient capital Asuka, with a first student of Professor Inukai, who was the best scholar on the poem of Manyo.
    • The conclusion of the three-week consecutive visit to Kansai, was a tour game of the BEFC (British Embassy Football Club) to KRAC, one of the two athletic clubs of this kind in Japan with YCAC. The making of the international town Kobe has this club survived long.
  • June
    • Drunk and danced until 3 a.m. in Castillo in Roppongi in the occasion of one member of BEFC leaving to Prague.
  • July
    • Second debut to the golf course in Japan at Tako C.C. in Chiba, with the score of 142.
    • A friend correspondent of Guardian/Observer, who founded FCCJ Hackers Football club moved to Beijing. A man m
    • Summer of Edo does not go without floating on liver for firework! Tried first time of this on both Edo-gawa and Arakawa. Splendid experience.。
  • August
    • No traveling out this year. Being able to avoid the record heat in Europe in the record cold Tokyo.
    • Organized by Mr. Yoshizato, attended a one-day Genki Tour in Osaka. Visited a shop of Kaiyo-do (figure specialty), a wood-shoes-workshop-converted-Jazz-label-Sawano-Kobo etc. The second floor of a old Photograph house near Tuten-kaku, where local businessmen gathered for the project of building the tower was very retrospective.
    • A twp-day trip to Niigata for Tsumari triennare. While liking or not of Contemporary Art depends personal taste, the nature of Tsumari (river steps, paddy field) were splendid. The lodge of the second night Kawazu-ya, where Eiji Yoshikawa wrote a famous novel the story of Heike, lied in a valley so remote from town.
  • September:
    • Bought first time in life, a genuine art at a charity for a NPO run by a friend.
    • A back pain so sharp to suspect problem in intestine. It was discovered by a muscular one. Stopped playing golf. Making the life of the player so short.
    • Started a second term program of Waseda Arts Management (Infrastructure and Design).
  • October
    • New programs at the University of Air on the theory and management of arts.(~2004/01)
    • Sailing first time almost after an year.
  • November
    • The last of the six visits this year to Kansai was a exclusive dinner at Minami, Osaka, with a living National Treasure class cool lady with Sham-sen.
    • Autumn museum visit II: Mito (Yoko Ono)、 Kasama Nichido、 Tokyo National (Daitoku-ji, Tadataka Ino)、 National Modern Art、 National Western (Rembrandt)、 Suntory at Tenpo-zan, Osaka (Ikko Tanaka)、Hara Museum Arc、 Karuizawa Saison.
    • The win in the final game has promoted FCCJ Hackers to the second division of  IFL, thanks mainly to newly joined strong Dane trios and 19 year old Harris.
  • December
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