Singing was a very popular pastime at the sayonara parties in the early days. The master of ceremonies would call on someone to start and then he would ask the next person to sing etc. Having lived in Japan I was aware of what was going on so I had a very simple song prepared just in case. But for some people it came as a little shock.
Hanshi Ådne A.Aadnesen. says:
Sensei Vern Terrell says: