06.07.2011 Shinya Watanabe, the chair of the committee, flew to Basel.

Though our regular meeting lasted until late last night, he had to fly to Basel the next morning. He said, “I have to pack when I return home.” I was sure he had not slept all night.

We received the e-mail that said he had arrived in Basel and transit in Vienna had been no trouble. He would start carrying art works in spite of his jet lag.