In early November, 10 colleagues from Japan had a taste of Residential Dining and our campus. The group belongs to the National Federation of University Co-operative Associations from Japan, which is connected to the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) in the states. UCSB was one stop along their trail of visits to other universities, including Stanford and USC. Our friends were able to learn about our practices and toured our foodservice venues on campus, including our dining commons, UCen retail outlets, convenience stores, and the bookstore. It was exciting to see them be captivated by our services, facilities and picturesque surroundings.