Because everyone always asks about the weather. It's hot and humid. It reminds me of Washington, DC, in the middle of August, though it's not the wall of heat that I remember so well from nasty DC summers. In the shade it can be comfortable, but in the sun, the heat is brutal. Even at night, it's still a little stifling. There's a typhoon on the west coast of Japan that will pass by Tokyo in the next few days, but we'll miss most of the rain. The hotel and office have excellent air conditioning, so I don't have to sweat it out indoors as well. Hong Kong's weather is supposed to be even worse than Tokyo this time of year, so I can look forward to more oppressive heat and thunderstorms.