Everyone at YAPC::Asia recognizes Dan Kogai as a big contributor to the organizers because he offers his great condo (a.k.a Hotel DAN) to hackers from overseas and also makes the place open for hackathoners. This year Larry and Gloria Wall, jrockway, Yuval, clkao, ingydotnet and Jesse stayed at his place.
I should now mention that I equally thank Marty and Karen Pauley for hosting Jose (cog), Casey West and Michael Schwern. Karen also demonstrated her awesome typing skills by transcribing Larry and Schwern's keynote. I believe that was really helpful to most Japanese audience to grok what they are talking about.