"Several weeks ago you published information about English-speaking doctors and wrote that you would be glad to receive information on others," writes Mary in Tokyo.

"My son, Joe Kurosu M.D., practices in Nagoya. Joe graduated from the American School in Japan, Stanford University and Yale Medical School. He practices internal medicine and pain management in Nagoya. He is also fluent in Japanese and passed the Japanese Medical License test several years ago, so is fully licensed to practice in Japan.

"Also Ken, you probably do not remember this but you used to live in our neighborhood in Eifuku Cho when you and your brothers were small. I remember visiting with my sons, Ken and Joe. It seems like just a while ago."