Only a few days and I’ll be back at AIST in Japan, working with Masataka Goto again — but this time it’ll be for six weeks only. I’m quite looking forward to it, not only because I will meet and work with Masataka himself and good old Yoshii-san again, but also because Matthew Davies, an old colleague formerly at Queen Mary, is going to be there, as is Matt McVicar, a friendly connection formerly at Bristol. And the work itself should be fascinating, too: looking forward to get an inside view of how Songle.jp is developing alongside the newer Songrium project. And then there’s the food as well! And maybe I can squeeze in a visit at the University of Tokyo as well, should contact Ono-sensei soon.