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Dear Mrs. Julie Koyama and USJF

I would like to thank Mrs. Julie Koyama/USJF, Sensei Jim, Saito Sensei, Mr. Fukuda, Konan, and everyone who helped and supported me to go to Japan. Also I would like to thank Coach Eldred for advice and direction.  To all the judo parents who took care of me while I was sick with a terrible headache thank you. All my teammates, thank you for the fun times and being good friends. Global arena thank you for good food and for the bakery for providing the best sweet treats ever.  Those seconds, hours, minutes gave me a great experience in something new, allowing me to grow, and what made that country beautiful. I will always treasure those memories.

JuCoy Johnson
January 26, 2015