Dugan went to Michigan to live with Aki and Saori Ohira and their three children, Taiki, Sana, and Asa. Aki had a Shiba Inu as a child in Japan, but this is their first dog as a family. They stayed overnight in Virginia, and asked lots of questions and spent the afternoon playing with and observing the dogs and puppies. They treated me to dinner at the Kyoto Japenese Steak House. They were wonderful house guests, and we hope to see more of each other in the future.
Aki manages the US sales operations of a Japenese based electronics company which is a supplier to automotive industries. Saori, an accountant, is happy to be a stay-at-home mom for the time being, and the three children are going to school in English during the week and Japenese on Saturdays.