The modern luxuries and welcoming nature of Japan were a nice change of pace for the tour. In Japan, the Dallas Tornado were to play two games on either side of Christmas day. Bob Kap managed to find and a fully decorated Christmas tree, despite the lack of Christmas festivities in the majority Buddhist nation. This gift took the sting out of the team’s homesickness, and they in turn gifted Kap a beautiful silk bathrobe. These types of interactions show what a close bond Kap and the players had with each other despite cultural differences and a generation gap.