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Personal Letter in English to be written in Japanese

Job Description

I met Japanese professor whom I befriended more than ten years ago. We had several coffee discussions. He went back to Japan. He retired, and became the Director of a cultural museum, east of Tokyo. He was also a mayor of a city, AizuWakamatsu city, in Fukushima province. For the past three years, it appears his son took over the Directorship of the museum. Since I moved from my original location more than ten years ago, I lost a clear idea the full name of the Japanese professor, but not completely. Recently, I was looking through Facebook, and played around with what I thought was his name. I found him. I called the museum and talked to the son, so that is how I determined present circumstances. In the interim, I wrote a personal letter, but I don't know the cultural norm for a situation like this. I need to have a Japanese individual look at the letter, determine what I need to leave out, what to leave in, in order to re-connect, if connect at all. I need advice to revise letter to meet Japanese cultural norm but still give a sense who I am with offending. I might be asking too much, in which reduce the number of words in letter. I think the former professor, has been in ill health for past several years. I get sense of sense of this, based on the Facebook account of person I want to write to. It is worth a try re-connecting.