On Wednesday, April 21, 2004, Kirkland & Ellis will held its Ninth Annual Informal Japanese Reception in our Chicago office. The purpose of the reception is to recognize Kirkland's significant and expanding representation of Japanese clients. We also use this function as an opportunity to recognize Kirkland's Lawyer Exchange Program with Japan. This year, Mr. Fumiharu Hiromoto is with us from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in Tokyo; Mr. Shunsuke Saeki is with us from Tozai Sogo in Tokyo; and Mr. Guy Ruttenberg of Kirkland's Los Angeles office is beginning a one-year exchange at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu's Tokyo office; and Mr. Brent Caslin, a Kirkland Los Angeles Associate has just returned from a year-long exchange with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in Tokyo.