Archive for the 'Cool Japan Guide' Category

Signing with MariNaomi 5/17!

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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I’m looking forward to signing with MariNaomi 5/17 at Book Culture, and extremely excited for her new book, Turning Japanese! Come and check it out, New Yorkers!

Tuesday, 5/17 – 7:00pm – Book Culture 450 Columbus Ave, NYC 10024


Sakura Matsuri 4/30 and 5/1!

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

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My next appearance will be at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri! I’ll be signing books at 3PM on both days. Advance tickets are available. This is one of the best Japanese cultural events in the NY area, so check it out! Also, I’ll be participating in Independent Bookstore Day 4/30 at Greenlight Bookstore ( 686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217) from 12pm-1PM!

 

Signing at HMV & Books Tokyo Friday 4/8!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing a talk and signing at HMV & Books Tokyo Friday 4/8 at 6:30 PM. Facebook invite is here. Please RSVP!

DATE: 8th Apr 2016 (Friday)
Venue: HMV & BOOKS TOKYO
5F Shibuya Modi 1-21-3 Jinnan Shibuya-ku Tokyo, 150-0041

The talk will be in English. For Japanese audiences, Tuttle staff will translate into Japanese if necessary.


Japan Appearances in November!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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I’m excited to announce my November events in Japan!

11/15 11AM-4PM I’ll be exhibiting at Tokyo International Manga Festival  -TOKYO BIG SIGHT 3-11-1 Ariake, Koutou-ku, Tokyo

11/18 at 7PM I’ll be doing a talk and signing at Kinokuniya Shinjuku South Store. Please RSVP on the facebook invite!

Yuuko Koyama and I also are holding an after-party 8PM at Café Lavandería -Koyosha Building 1F, 2-12-29, Shinjuku, Shinjuku -ku, Tokyo 160-0022

Hope to see you there!


Washington Park LIVE! September 26th

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

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On Saturday, September 26th from 11AM I’ll have a booth at the 6th annual Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival! I’ll be doing some talks and demonstrations as well as selling Cool Japan Guide and Dolltopia. Come say hello!

(Rain date Saturday, October 3rd)

Brooklyn Book Festival Saturday 9/19

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be signing at the Brooklyn Book Festival Saturday 9/19 for Children’s Day! I’ll be at the China Institute (booth #21) signing Cool Japan Guide and Dolltopia from 2-3PM. See you there!

Come see me on August 29th at Waku Waku NYC!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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On Saturday August 29th I’ll be presenting “Discovering Cool Japan”, a talk on traveling in Japan, at Waku Waku NYC, which is a new Japanese pop culture festival. The festival will be held on August 29th and August 30th and will bring together the worlds of anime, manga, music, food, film, and fashion inside Brooklyn’s Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods. My talk will take place at 10AM at the Wythe Hotel – 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Afterward, I will be signing at the Kinokuniya booth at 1pm at the Brooklyn Expo Center - 72 Noble St. Brooklyn, NY. Hope to see you there!

Talk & Signing at Barnes & Noble Forest Hills, Queens July 19th

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Big news! I’ll be doing a talk and signing at Barnes & Noble in Forest Hills, Queens this Sunday, July 19th at 3pm! It’s part of their Get Pop-Cultured: Manga Mania event. I’ll do a talk on comics and manga drawing, and afterward I’ll be signing Cool Japan Guide, Dolltopia, and Powerpuff Girls Classics collections! I’ll have some ramen cat posters to give away (with purchase of Cool Japan Guide) and the store will be running promotions including a “buy 2 get one free” manga sale all day.

Barnes & Noble -70-00 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375 – 718-793-1395


June 13th – West Hartford’s Japan Summer Festival

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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On Saturday June 13th (rain date June 14th) – I’ll be participating in the West Hartford Japan Summer Festival at Blue Back Square, 65 Memorial Rd. West Hartford, CT. I will be signing at the front of Barnes & Noble (60 Isham Rd. West Hartford, CT) at 7:30PM. I will have some of my cat & ramen posters with me too. See you there!
The main event features Shishimai Lion Dancing at 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM and two performances by an eight-member Japanese drumming group Arashi Daiko at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Hakata Dontaku dancing troop from Heart International of Fukuoka, Japan, is also a featured performance.

TCAF May 9th & 10th

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

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Next weekend I’ll be at TCAF May 9th and 10th with very special guest Yuuko Koyama at table #230! Yes, my friend Yuuko, who is a featured character in Cool Japan Guide is coming all the way from Japan for the event! She’ll have her awesome comics with her and we’ll be signing copies of Cool Japan Guide for you.  We also will be participating in some of the programming, so please keep an eye on the TCAF programming schedule. See you soon Toronto!

TCAF – Saturday, May 9th, 9am-5pm & Sunday May 10th, 11am-5pm, at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Admission is free.