My fourtieth birthday!

40th Birthday Diary

I’ve turned into 40 years old on the day His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus Akihito has become 87 years old, that is 23rd December.
The number of ten’s place has changed for the first time in ten years! Hahaha

As some of my friends pointed out, it’s the first time to spend the whole birthday in Japan probably in eight years. I quite often flew back from Chicago on my birthday. As a result, this year’s birthday became rather impressive.

A lot of my friends sent me birthday wishes. I really appreciate them! Thank you so much!

The photo below was taken when the members of Saitama Luminous Wind Orchestra, which I play music with as the principal conductor, celebrated me on the other day.😆