Janet Louise Ward, born 9/9/38 in Oakland, CA, died 28/10/23 in Hakodate, Japan.

My trip to Japan has ended tragically. Janet, my beloved partner of 32+ years, choked on a fragment of food that stuck in her windpipe.

I am beside myself with grief, and not functioning in the real world. There is nothing more I have to say at the moment, except to ask you to hold me in your thoughts.