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Jamaica – Montego Bay – 2018

We took a trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica on the 8th of March.  I won ‘Best in Class’ again at work and thought it would be a nice getaway. It was more difficult this time to find interesting things to do.  Yes, boozing at the swim up bar at the resort is always fun but […]

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Events

SVBTA – Blockchain and the future of travel

I attended the Silicon Valley Business Travel Association’s event “Blockchain and the Future of Travel.”  This was a topic I am particularly interested in because crypto-currency and blockchain really are the future.  Yes, for the moment currencies like BitCoin are facing a bit of scrutiny and regulation but it is impossible to stop the tide […]

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Events San Francisco

BABTA Holiday Gala 2017

The BABTA Holiday Gala is always one of my favorite events of the year.  It is when the majority of the Bay Area business travel community get together and let loose. This year it was at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown which was extra special for me given my relationship with Japan.  I met up […]

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Japan Travel

Climbing Mt. Fuji from Sengen Shrine

My friends and I successfully climbed Mt. Fuji from the bottom (Sengen Shrine) on July 26th, 2017.  It was mentioned that we start from the bottom over a few bottles of wine and initially I was against it.  However, what won me over was when my friend Brandon told me that this was the historical […]

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Events

SVBTA

Made it onto the Silicon Valley Business Travel Association Facebook page.  Seems like SVBTA is growing by leaps and bounds: I don’t remember the events always selling out like they seem to be doing now. This event was entitled “Getting to Yes!  The building blocks of a successful partnership,” held on May 11th at the […]

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Beautiful day on Union Square

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Events San Francisco

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

World Oyama Karate put on a demonstration at the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival.  I’ve always enjoyed the festival but have never actually participated myself except for the preparation of the Japan Airlines float many years ago.  My demonstration was called ‘kihon sono 4’ and we made BaySpo, (2017年4月14日) the Japanese language newspaper in […]

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今朝の月です

おはようございます!今朝の月です.

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San Francisco

Salesforce

I visited Salesforce today; there was a DJ in the lobby and were passing out cookies. I originally thought it might have been for our event but no, it was because they were putting the final beam on Salesforce Tower – San Francisco’s tallest building.

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Some nice kudos!

Got some nice kudos from our Senior VP the other day.  It went out to the entire organization; this is the first time I’ve gotten something like this so thought it was post-worthy.