Hello again, This is Jan who is visiting Mieko and Yuki in Japan. Mieko insists it is my job to write her blog this week.
After a few days of hot weather, last night it started to rain and it is raining again today with cooler temperatures. We are going to visit a woman whom I met last visit who is a farmer. There are rice paddies all around the town and she also grows rice, among other crops.
Yesterday we toured the agricultural labs at the university where a friend is a researcher. She showed us her three-year project which involves testing degradable potting pots to see which ones produce the best plants.
Last night we went to the night club where Yuki plays jazz every month after a Japanese steak house dinner.
The visit is going fast! Jan