Greetings to the New Year（2023.12）
2023.12.01 Editor F. J.
As a NAI Senior Editor, I appreciate the opportunity to wish our authors and their associates a successful and healthy 2024 as they have resumed their pre-Covid lives. However, vigilance is still needed. I personally was affected after escaping for 4 years, but due to previous vaccinations and anti-viral medications I was only mildly affected. This allowed me to continue the work that I value so much. Each paper that I edit is treated as carefully as if it were my own work. I know of many people who have taken advantage of the work described in these reports. I was excited to learn that a friend underwent a procedure as an outpatient that was reported in a paper that I edited years ago. What was once considered almost impossible is now treated as routine. Working with gifted and hardworking Japanese physicians and scientists has been rewarding.
New challenges await as many of the puzzles presented by nature continue to be addressed in a careful step-by-by manner. I am privileged to be of help in this effort. Welcome to 2024.