About the same circumstances that brought me to Hawaii in 1997 were the reason why we went to Japan: Carola stayed there on a business trip for a couple of weeks in 1994, and I followed after she had finished her work. We travelled around for two weeks between Nikko and Hiroshima. The second time it was similar, but I spent an additional week together with a group of physicians in a small hospital in southern Japan. A third visit in 1998 was useful to refresh the memories and take more photos.