Masaaki Dan, Colonel,
Defense Attaché at the Japanese Embassy in Serbia, student of Doshu and 3rd Dan so Hombu
In May 2006 when it was busy to prepare for moving prior to my assignment in Serbia, my children complained with tears, “Do we really have to go to Serbia? We do not want to be apart from friends and do not want to go to a place that we do not know.” Because my knowledge about Serbia was poor at that time, I could not explain them enough. But, I have decided to take them to Serbia almost forcefully. I still remember children’s faces looking at the land of Japan from the airplane which departed from the Narita Airport on June 22nd.