Readers’ Corner:  We Finally Met in Person

My volunteer work is guiding foreign people around Tokyo, but during the pandemic, six groups canceled their trips. The story appeared in the Jaremaga Readers’ Corner in 2020. Four years later, I was able to meet one of the groups at last. We were very happy to meet each other in person. We enjoyed eating “bento,” boxed lunches, while looking at cherry blossoms, and we visited some places that they had wanted to visit. At night, they invited me to dinner. I was happy that they enjoyed the Japanese food at the restaurant I’d booked. We had a great time. I really appreciate their consideration. I think that we were able to deepen our bonds much more. We promised to keep in touch, and I will cherish the day I spent with them forever.   (134 words)