I thought it would be a completely different dynamic; I was pleasantly surprised. When the call came in from JICA telling me that they were bringing in a team from a post in Kabul for a bit of OJT in Japan, I was pretty excited. A better opportunity for me to assist efforts over there wouldn't be easy to come by. After all, consciousness is ethereal - its effects far-reaching though they be, still often take a long time to manifest physically when so many other forces are at play. Now I was being given the chance to effect real change, physically, in the moment, and I was going to make the most of it.