What can I say about 2016? Perhaps the less said the better. Business-wise we had a good year. However, regarding world events...well, our New Year's greeting card (nengajo) says it all. There were so many celebrity deaths, especially artists we loved, that we could not keep up. In fact, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died after we went to press. And although 2017 is not two weeks old yet, we've already lost Nat Hentoff. Nonetheless, we are looking forward to good things in 2017. We hope you are, too.