November 28 and 29 worked as a translator for Ben Nakamura and Associates Inc. (中村勉総合計画事務所). Prof. Nakamura was nominated by the Architectural Institute of Japan for an eco-architecture award sponsored by an organization in Singapore.
November 30 presented at the Center for Environmental Information Science Annual Conference in Tokyo.
December 1-4, helped the Japan Straw Bale House Association and Toyama Straw Bale House Association with the construction of the first straw bale building in Toyama. Actually only the master bedroom is straw bale. The building was designed by Hiroyo Nakata, a graduate of Nihon University. Hiroyo Nakata also manages a cafe in Toyama called Cafe trois.