We have not heard from Ms. KUNOICHI in a LONG time. This former competitor was a milli-second away from achieving Kanzenseiha eight years ago, but recently I can't seem to find ANYTHING on her. Her blog which was formally run by Playlog has been taken down. (However I think this is b/c the service stopped working) In addition she was absent from the 8th KUNOICHI in 2009. Lastly Mizuno is also from Aichi Prefecture (not sure if she lives there), I know it has been nearly four months but it would certainly be interesting to know how she handled the Sendai earthquake. Does anyone have any recent info. on Ms. KUNOICHI?