Even with the Monday during our TAS tour being a Japanese National Holiday, that didn’t stop our friends at UpGarage from holding a formal welcome event for the tour group. As the group flooded into UpGarage, announcements went up over the PA system, welcoming our group and informing them that their purchases would be duty-free. The chairperson of Up Garage, Mr. Makoto Ishida, welcomed the group and offered everyone a souvenir UpGarage swag bag. He also sat down for an interview with DSPORT’s Publisher Michael Ferrara and TAS Tour Coordinator Toshi Hayama. Ishida shared a little about the company and informed them that Up Garage’s reach will now be global with the launch of the company’s new shopping site known as croooober.com.