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  • Travel Channel gift guide

      Cool Japan Guide is on the Travel Channel’s gift guide for 2016! ^_^

    Saturday 17th December 2016 - 1:31:42 PM | Comment

  • Signing with MariNaomi 5/17!

    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 Tweet

    Wednesday 4th May 2016 - 8:44:07 PM | Comment

  • Sakura Matsuri 4/30 and 5/1!

    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 ( […]

    Sunday 17th April 2016 - 5:42:53 PM | Comment

  • Signing at HMV & Books Tokyo Friday 4/8!

    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 […]

    Tuesday 15th March 2016 - 10:02:04 PM | Comment

  • Japan Appearances in November!

    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 […]

    Thursday 22nd October 2015 - 7:57:51 PM | Comment

  • Washington Park LIVE! September 26th

    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) Tweet

    Sunday 20th September 2015 - 6:49:32 PM | Comment

  • Brooklyn Book Festival Saturday 9/19

    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! Tweet

    Friday 11th September 2015 - 9:30:14 PM | Comment

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

    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 […]

    Thursday 23rd July 2015 - 7:35:24 PM | Comment

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

    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! […]

    Monday 13th July 2015 - 9:44:46 PM | Comment

  • June 13th – West Hartford’s Japan Summer Festival

    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 […]

    Monday 18th May 2015 - 5:34:57 PM | Comment

  • TCAF May 9th & 10th!

    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 […]

    Saturday 2nd May 2015 - 10:37:20 AM | Comment

  • Sakura Matsuri April 25th and 26th!

    I’ll be signing and selling Cool Japan Guide at Brooklyn’s Sakura Matsuri on April 25th and 26th – I’ll be there from 10-6. Look for me in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Osborne Garden. It’s a rain or shine event. Make sure to buy your tickets! 150 Eastern Parkway 990 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225 Tweet

    Sunday 19th April 2015 - 8:34:35 AM | Comment

  • LA Events in April!

    I’m excited to be making two appearances in LA on Saturday April 18th with MariNaomi! 12-12:50 pm LA Times Festival of Books – signing at Kinokuniya booth #084 7pm – Reading at GR 2 Gallery ( 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, LA, CA). Here’s the FB invite. Tweet

    Saturday 28th March 2015 - 2:09:25 PM | Comment

  • Wed. 3/18 at JHU Comic Books

    Looking forward to this event with Tim Fish at JHU Comic Books (32 E 32nd St. NYC)! I will have some limited edition posters on hand AND Amy Chu and Ben McCool will be joining us for this signing for their work on Strange Sports Stories #1. I’ll also have copies of Dolltopia, Tough Love, and some […]

    Sunday 15th March 2015 - 8:59:57 PM | Comment

  • I’ll be at Japan Week Feb. 19th!

    On Thursday Feb. 19th at 1pm, I’ll be doing a presentation at Japan Week in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. Japan Week is always a lot of fun, and I’ll be giving away two signed copies of Cool Japan Guide! The full event schedule is available here. Hope to see you there! Tweet

    Sunday 15th February 2015 - 10:43:14 AM | Comment

  • Radio Interview with ABC RN’s Saturday Extra

    This week I did an interview about Cool Japan Guide on Australia’s Radio National Saturday Extra show with Geraldine Doogue. We chatted about shrines, temples, and manga. You can listen to it now here and it can be downloaded as a podcast too! Tweet

    Sunday 15th February 2015 - 10:38:59 AM | Comment