I am in Japan showing my wife Deborah this wonderful country for the first time. I have not been back to Japan since 2000 when I visited with Richard Li (I was on the board of his company PPCW at the time). It was just before the bubble burst and Richard and Massa (Son) were both boasting that they were the highest valued internet stocks. At lot has changed since then. The promise of PCCW which was to be both a new form of broadband distribution and content never really materialized. Fortunately, he had acquired the HK telephone company from Cable and Wireless. Son, continued in business but through some good time and not such good times and is now focused on building a cellular business in Japan. When ever I am in Japan, I have to think back on my first visit here. It was 1962 and I was eighteen years old. I was merchant seaman on the American President Line. I was not really a sailor but a steward for the officers. The ship, the President Cleveland, was kind of like the “love boat”. Japan was a developing country then and I was a developing person. It would have been hard to imagine what either of us would have become.