The INVENTORY team have just woken up in Tokyo after flights coming in from Vancouver and London. Simon, Owen and myself (Ryan) are here for 8 days of exploring, interviews and meetings. We've got an exciting list of things to do including interviews with White Mountaineering and BEAMS in our first few days. We wanted to apologize for a little bit slower than usual action on the Updates, but we will try to keep everyone updated on the shops we visit, products we see and places we go to. We have a laundry list of stores to see but if anybody has recommendations to add to the list, or good restaurants to try, feel free to leave comments. The response has been great regarding our first printed issue as well. They are flying out of the Stockroom so far, and we are adding more stockists to the list each day. More updates on that on our return.