This may look like another set of photographs of us in a fantastic restaurant. That is true, but it’s also a set of photographs of us at work. In fact we are researching the Japanese fishing industry with particular reference to the port of Choshi. The owner of this excellent place on the back streets of Setagaya tries to buy all his fish directly from the boats in his home City and much of his other stock is sourced from his friends and relatives. The team are all fired up for fishing research tomorrow. They are true professionals – always ‘on’.
I’m not, I’m off tomorrow. Craig and I are due to pass in Narita Airport. I received a very touching send off from our excellent hosts, they have been wonderful. I am sad to be leaving and will be very happy to be home.