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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.


Play Fair NY February 13th & 14th

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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My first 2016 appearance is coming up at Play Fair NY Feb. 13th &14th! Play Fair is the public companion event for the legendary Toy Fair! I’ll be at the Aw Yeah Artist Alley (booth # 461) for 12pm and 3PM signings on Saturday and Sunday. I will also co-host Comics Quickfire withDave Roman Sunday at 1PM!

Play Fair NY February 13th & 14th

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!


Interview in River View Observer!

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

After last week’s Washington Park Live! event, I was interviewed for the River View Observer. We discussed dolls, comics, and tips on Japan travel. Check it out!

I’ll be at NYCC on Thursday 10/8 with Prism Comics!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

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This just in! I’ll be signing books at New York Comic Con on Thursday 10/8 at the Prism Comics booth #1483. I‘m signing from 3PM-5PM. Come by and say hello! I’ll have Tough Love, Dolltopia, and Cool Japan Guide available for sale.

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