On Saturday morning I joined the club staff and we all met with the Mito Women's Forum, a group of retired women of the community who volunteer for various functions. It's a yearly cleaning event that takes place before tourists arrive for one of the city's festivals.
Usually the club makes an appeal for supporters to help and throws in a player or two, but not this year. Ironically (or as planned, perhaps), the results were a lot more productive without a couple of dozen fans following the players around.
After the event I was introduced by president Numata to the forum as the club's "translator", which would be generous considering I translated a grand total of one poster phrase and two stadium board phrases over the course of last year.