I finally figured what's been missing all these years from San Francisco: Toshihiro Nagoshi!
"It's cold!" Nagoshi wrote today at his blog as he arrived in the city that we in the Bay Area refer to as "The City."
He did not say why he's in America... but yes, I do believe Hideo Kojima will announce at the VGAs that Metal Gear Solid Rising is being developed by Nagoshi's recently formed Yakuza Studio.
Nagoshi must stand out here. I've walked around San Francisco many times, and I don't think I've once seen anyone who looks like him.
(He stands out in Japan too, although it is a bit easier to find a highly tanned Japanese man in Japan than it is in America).