Eddiesahn, Nokie said that the Japanese are the most loyal fans in the world.

Here we are 50 years later and Nokie and Judy are treated as deities.

The Ventures and Nokiesahn have recorded their albums there because of the hospitality and treatment shown to them.

Update: Nokie's health continues to wane. Several of us friends are planning some sort of musical dedication to him while he's still with us I'll keep you posted.