I've just returned from an incredible trip to Tokyo. My first time in Japan, I was pretty much wowed by this amazing culture that has creativity at its heart. My favourite: Harajuku fashions, late nights at karaoke bars, early morning sushi market, listening to Tantek talking about microformats (and understanding what he was talking about!), hearing John talk about how music licencing is where the money is - and hanging with Dominick, Yuko and Yonnie. The New Context Conference organised by Digital Garage and the ccJP salon gave me a glimpse of the incredible technology and tech communities being developed here - from willustrator.org, an online illustration tool, to loftwork.com, a showcase for local artists with a commissioning service. At the ccJP event, Larry said that 'it's an insult to call this web 2.0 - this is more like web 3.0/web 4.0 because you're making technology that doesn't lock people into your service like UTube does'.