Happy New Year to you. We are six days away from the start of Ichibancon 2020. The updated schedule is posted on the main website. I will be presenting two panels on Saturday January 11th, 2020. My first panel on Japan Travel will start at 10 a.m. in Events Room 2. This panel is for anyone interested in traveling to Japan for the first time. I go over the financial aspects on planning a trip, tips on using various transportation options, lodging recommendations, sushi etiquette and much more. My second panel is on how to make sushi in your own home at 6 p.m. in Events Room 3. This is a new panel that I will be presenting for the first time. It is something I have been working towards since last summer. If you will be in attendance, please say hello and stop by one or both of my panels. I always enjoy meeting new people and talking about anything Japanese related.