As you're well aware, posts have been tapering off lately, but that's how things go sometimes. There is no funding for these searches, as people at OBON 2015 and people in Japan are using their own resources to keep things moving along, and they're doing all of this extra work on top of their regular 9 - 5 jobs. Not only that, but sometimes the trails run cold for awhile and/or progress becomes painstakingly incremental. Lots of variables. Just last night OBON 2015 told me that on Friday they just confirmed they have positively identified a family they have been searching for since December 12, 2012. How crazy is that? However, their most recent update gives me hope that the search for Sukio's family won't take that long.