Many delicious things were had, including wonderful French wine (French food is hugley popular here) and pastries. In addition, I was introduced to Suntory whiskey and a Japanese innovation--wine in a box.
What's that, you say? Americans have wine in a box! It's called Franzia!
Oh no, my friends. You know those little boxes you used to take to school in your Batman lunchbox, filled with apple juice? Yeah, here they put wine in them. I cannot express how this would have improved my elementary school experience.