The letter that I sent to a new craft brewer in Japan arrived and was gratefully received! I was sent a nice email response with lots of info and some advice, channel of communication is now open!
Our mutual friend apparently was talking to him about me the day before the letter arrived, which is nice!
Going to try and increase the frequency of brews over the next year or so and start designing my own recipes. I’m also going to study brewery design in between semesters in the Summer and reach out to other Japanese brewers to build up my network and if\when it is safe to do so arrange some brewery experience days here before we move.
A busy year lies ahead, but I’m ready for it!