My deepest congratulations on the launching of the IOEA. I have no doubt that our playground, otaku culture, will transcend national boundaries, race, and various cultures, and ultimately go global. I am very eager to encounter talented people and their works that I have not come into contact yet. Nothing would give me more joy if the creation of the IOEA will provide the opportunity for me to be able to do fun, interesting things with others around the world that enjoy otaku culture. While what I can muster might be limited, I will work hard to deliver creations that hopefully you will find enjoyable.