I had a very eventful Valentine’s Day this year. In the morning, I had the opportunity to meet with the Thai Minister of Education. He came to Japan in order to inspect various job training centers. Our group of five Thai students, all of whom are studying in Hakodate, were invited to go have breakfast with the minister and his team at a local hotel. We discussed the current situation in Thailand for about an hour while enjoying a traditional Japanese breakfast of grilled fish, miso soup, a soft-boiled egg, salmon roe, white rice, and natto. After finishing our meal, we took a group photo together.
We heard that there was going to be a fireworks display in the evening, so I, along with the same four Thai students, took a bus down to the Red Brick Warehouse District to see it. The show went on for about 20 minutes, and finished with a bang.