I returned from Japan last week following the speaking engagements in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka that I mentioned here. I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone whose hard work made these events possible, especially Professors Reiko Aoki, Ryoko Iseki, Sadao Nagaoka, and Masabumi Suzuki. I certainly learned a great deal and was honored to participate.
In Tokyo and Fukuoka, I presented a work in progress that I am coauthoring with Norman Siebrasse titled The Value of the Standard. We hope to finalize the paper sometime later this summer, and I will note when it is up on ssrn.