This year, I had a chance to view the Big Game at the U.S. embassy in Akasaka, Tokyo. Thanks to the liberal and gentle Ambassador to Japan John Roos from Stanford, we the Cal alumni were also invited to his official resident to share the moment when the Golden bears beat the Cardinal.
And Yes!! We surely did it!! Cal, finishing the game by 34-28 by spoiling poor Stanford's hopes, won the coveted Axe for 7 times in 8 years. Wheeee!!!
I also had great opportunities to see Ambassador Roos, who is such a nice person besides he studied at a school in Palo Alto, and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who was also studied in the south Bay for some reason. He brought his wife Miyuki, a well-know extraordinary Japan's first lady who insists that she has been to Venus by UFO before and was a good friend of Tom Cruz in the previous life.
Anyway, they are all good people by hosting & feeding us very nicely. We took pictures together though PM Hatoyama left the venue before he witnessed the historical moment when Cal won the Axe again.
In the end, the bear-throated roar echoed across the Akasaka area as we cried of triumph in front of the robust gate of the official resident of the U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
Go, Go Bears!!!