Monday, October 13, 2008
We spent our first day in San Francisco at orientation meetings before we leave Monday for Tokyo. The Consul General of Japan hosted a welcome reception at his beautiful home overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island.
This is the 12th JFMF cohort and sadly, the last one the Japanese government will fund because of budgetary concerns. The program was only intended to last 5 years, and was extended to 12 years. I feel especially privileged to be one of the select few to make this last JFMF journey!