Japan 2019: Tokyo

We stayed in Shinjuku, which is very big and a little bit crazy.

Memory Lane, north of Shinjuku station. It’s now a big tourist spot, which means overpriced food.

We managed a quick side trip to Kamakura.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden


On the way home


Japan 2019: Tachikawa

Keisuke Honda, our host, took us to a great seafood restaurant in Tachikawa. I forgot to get the name, but it was fantastic.

Japan 2019: Nagoya

We managed to find a great restaurant in Tokyo Station, located above Kitchen Street, outside the Yaesu North Gate. They have computer terminals at each table that you use to order dishes and drinks.


ISM and IHE meeting

Just spent last week with some colleagues from the Institute of Statistical Mathematics. We were hosted by the Institute of Higher Education in Athens, due to their recent signing of an MOU with ISM. I’ve been involved with some projects with the ISM folks, and we met to discuss collaborative research projects on faculty productivity and citation data. Thanks to Libby Morris and Rob...

Japan 2017: Hamamatsu and Tokyo


It’s difficult to understand just how fast the shinkansen are unless you’ve been on one.

Beer robot in the Sakura lounge at Narita. Behold its awesomeness!

Japan 2017: Furano, Sapporo and Yokohama

Farm Tomita


Yet another advancement for the human race: kaiten sushi at the New Chitose airport.
View of the bay area from our hotel room.
As we walked around the red brick warehouse area, we came across a massive J-pop outdoor festival, with performances and autograph signing. We left quickly.

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