I have stayed here in Kushiro for sixteen weeks and will leave for Sapporo in a weeks time. My four-month stay in this northern city is coming to an end soon. I can say that this stay was one of the best decisions of my life just because I could escape from the extreme heat this summer. No-one in any other city in Japan could enjoy such a comfortable summer. However, comfort does not always contribute to productivity. My business schedule is totally upset as I enjoyed it there too much. I'm now a little bit hectic to compensate for the big delay.