Following the unveiling of the Japanese war memorial at Angle on the 4th October 2018 David and Margaret James were invited to go to London where David would speak to the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation.
While there he was also invited to go to the Embassy of Japan to meet their Ambassador ,His Excellency Koji Tsuruoka. The meeting lasted half an hour , the Ambassador thanked David for the work of remembering the Japanese sailors and complimenting him on his tenacity and determination to get the job finished. The meeting also featured a tea ceremony ,again a great honour.
Afterwards David and Margaret went to the palatial HQ of the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation near Regents Park. After a successful talk by David, they attended a drinks reception and thence onto dinner at a nearby restaurant. A very eventful and exciting trip.