From time to time, I get requests to post this and that or link my site to someone else’s. Recently, I received such a request from a professor at Tsukuba University in Japan. Since I had visited Tsukuba right after the 2010 World Championships in Tokyo, I was already familiar with its Judo program and campus. It also helps that Kae Takei, a former player of mine, is currently training at the university. Since it isn’t often that judoplayers get offers for academic assistance as well as training opportunities abroad, I was sure that our national organizations would be willing to distribute the information. Much to my surprise, it turns out I was wrong. Thus, I volunteered to spread the word. Here is the initial letter of introduction I received.