In June, I had the fortune to be able to return to Japan for work. As Suzanne couldn’t take the time off, my mom joined me instead. We had a great two weeks, one of which was work for me. We visited Kyoto, Kanazawa, Tokyo, and DisneySea (one of the parks at Tokyo Disney). My mom also visited Kamakura while I was at work. I spent a night in Niigata to give a talk at the Protein Society of Japan. It was great to return and I hope to get back again at some point in the future.