My tutorial co-presenter Justin and I spent the a few hours walking around the center of Kobe before we did our final tutorial preparation. I had a great time, Kobe is really a fun city. It was great to see the “Welcome to Kobe’ ISMIR 2009 signs on the Port Liner (the Monorail that goes from the main trainstation to the conference center).
I had sushi in a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant. Justin patiently walked me through the protocols and condiments. I had a really fun time. Being in Japan is really like being in the future.