Roy Miki; Shigeki Takeo, who specializes in Asian Aboriginal issues at Meiji-Gakuin; and lovely Yoshi, whose last name I didn’t catch, who reads all the 17th century stuff my parents love– Leibniz, Spinoza, Descartes and all that, and who kindly and attentively wheeled me around the city in a wheelchair the university provided for the evening. We’re drinking beer and eating roasted almonds under a heat lamp at a bar called La Boheme. Asia loves a dream of Europe.

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