What a busy weekend it was. While most of us are watching football and relaxing on the weekends, there is no such rest on a trade mission. Saturday was filled with a morning visit to NIRS (the National Institute for Radiological Science) where we saw cutting edge treatments being done on Cancer Patients with extremely high success rates compared to more traditional treatments. From there we went to lunch with the Vice Governor of Yamagata and a delegation from the Prefecture. It was a great meal of typical Yamagata cuisine. For dinner we were taken to the restaurant from Kill Bill which featured the famous Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu fight scene.
On Sunday it was off to China. After flying in to Shanghai we were given an animated walking tour of the Bund. From there we attended a networking and dinner session with a variety of businessmen and women interested in doing business in Colorado. In addition government leadership from Tsinghua joined us.