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… Continue reading Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival


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.

Visit to Salesforce East

Visited the new Salesforce East building in San Francisco today.  Salesforce continues its exploding growth as well as takeover of a lot of real estate in San Francisco. Walking in one sees a massive screen that shows beautiful ever-changing designs based on real time Twitter data.  Data and science turned into art! The design of… Continue reading Visit to Salesforce East

Visit to Twitter today

In the lobby of Twitter HQ they have a computer set up where you can take your picture (with props) and tweet your visit.  It will then show up on