I recently received an email from my contact at Woody Joe that there was a great deal of excitement when ship modeler Dr. Richard Rubinger and his wife stopped in to visit Woody Joe in Shizuoka, Japan. Richard and I have been in contact for about the last two years, as we both had been building Woody Joe’s Higaki Kaisen kit.
Richard reports being impressed by the computer design that was taking place there. It sounds like he had a very nice chat with the head designer, the company president and their manager, all of who were genuinely happy to meet their visitors and Richard describes them as very gracious. He says he is more of a Woody Joe fan than ever, and highly recommends anyone traveling in the area of Shizuoka, to stop in and say hello.