I would like to extend my gracious thanks to Keith Baker (KB1SF/VA3KSF) and his wife Kathryn (KB1OGF/VA3OGF) for chatting me up during the Tokyo Ham Fair this past weekend, where they had set up a booth promoting the next Dayton Hamvention.
As the former president and current treasurer of AMSAT, Mr. Baker was tickled that I had on my Fox-1A T-shirt (that I wore specifically for the occasion), and that spawned a great conversation about the current state of amateur satellites -- he pointed out that it was the move to the now-ubiquitous "cubesat" form factor that resulted in a Cambrian Explosion of satellite development. We also chatted about each other's backgrounds, and I got to interpret for some other interested Japanese attendees who had come over.
Mr and Mrs Baker are both charming people and I hope they are here next year for the 2019 event as well!
P.S. The JAMSAT (Japanese organization) booth: https://i.imgur.com/jE66KPc.jpg