I met Hideo Baba again at the London Comic Con! He actually called me by my name when he first saw me and thanked me for coming to see him again, then gave me another hug! (He also thanked me for the cakes last time, but I’m so happy he recognised me!).
I asked him to sign my notebook and he wrote a message in there instead! I was really touched! His translator hadn’t seen that signature before but twitter detectives concluded it’s because his name contains the same kanji as horse.