30th annual leopard meeting

Before I get into the details, I have to give you some background.

When we were putting in the work for F31club, I was somewhat the ambassador. 

I communicated with many people on and off the forums. 

But I always was also in contact with a few of the Japanese owners.

While I did talk to Arai and Nori, the one person I talked to quite often was Simasima. 

In fact, in 2007, I was suppose to go to Japan and meet with Simasima and he would take me to the annual meeting. 

That was the PLAN.

It fell through because, I moved to California and ended up starting over and couldn't fund the trip.

Fast forward 9 years later. 2016