Nice so far. Went to an art museum (free admission b/c today’s Culture Day) and manga library in a park. Met a cool Aussie guy (gaijin solidarity!) working as a game programmer, taking a play-by-ear trip around Japan, then lost him when we found that my hotel was full. I hope he finds a place to stay. Got a msg from one of my new post-Halloween-party Japanese friends wanting to hang out this weekend…dang. About to go out for Nepalese and to just wander.