natasha nakamura's diary Dinner with Tim. He told me that he has a medical problem and has to have an operation. He asked his New Zealand insurance company if they would cover medical costs incurred in Japan and they told him they would prefer to fly him to Auckland, have him operated on there, and put him up in an Auckland hotel for as long as required. Evidently doing this would be cheaper than having the operation done in Tokyo. I wonder what it would be like to get a job as a commodities trader or some sort of wheeler-dealer in the Tokyo stock market... I think I'd be good at it.