Hi Blog. Just a quick word to say that I’ll be on the road from now on, updating my blog (and approving comments) less often. Apologies. HANDBOOK Tour dates again, FYI:
BOOK TOUR FOR “HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN”
Schedule follows:March 15-23, Tokyo/Tohoku area.
Sat March 15 6PM-8PM Sendai FRANCA inaugural meeting, Sendai Fukushi Plaza Meeting Room 2 (10F), by Itsutsubashi subway station) (FIXED)
Sun March 16 5PM National Union of General Workers Tokyo Nambu HQ, Shinbashi, Tokyo (FIXED)
Mon March 17 Roppongi Bar Association, Century Court, Roppongi (FIXED)
Tues March 18 6:30-8:30 PM, Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Tokyo BOOK BREAK (FIXED)
Weds March 19, 7PM-9PM Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) Meeting at Ben’s Cafe, Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku (FIXED)
Fri March 21, 7PM, An evening with Debito, Kamesei Ryokan, Nagano (FIXED) See Kamesei Blog announcement here.
Sat March 22 10:30AM-Noon with Debito, Kamesei Ryokan, Nagano, Sponsored by 千曲（ちくま）市国際交流協会 (FIXED)
Sun March 23 6:30 PM Good Day Books Tokyo Ebisu (FIXED)
Sat March 15 6PM-8PM Sendai FRANCA inaugural meeting, ) (FIXED)Sun March 16 5PM (FIXED)Mon March 17 Roppongi Bar Association, (FIXED)Tues March 18 6:30-8:30 PM, (FIXED)Weds March 19, 7PM-9PM Meeting at (FIXED)Fri March 21, 7PM, An evening with Debito, (FIXED) Sat March 22 10:30AM-Noon with Debito, (FIXED)Sun March 23 6:30 PM (FIXED)March 24-April 1, Kansai/Chubu area.
Tues March 25, 7PM FRANCA Speech Osaka Shiritsu Shimin Gakushuu Center 4F (FIXED)
Thurs March 27, Speech at Shiga University (FIXED)
Fri March 28 Speech for JALT Kobe 5PM-7PM, Kobe International House (Kokusai Kaikan), Chuo-ku, Kobe (FIXED)
Sat March 29, 1PM-3PM, Speech for JALT Wakayama, Wakayama Int’l Exchange Assoc, Wakayama “Big Ai” Bldg 8F (FIXED)
Sat March 29, 6PM to 8:30PM, Speech for JALT Osaka, Osaka Ekimae Dai-2 Building’s Lifelong Learning Center 6F (FIXED)
Sun March 30, 2PM-4PM, Speech for JALT Okayama, Sankaku A Bldg 2F near Omotecho, Okayama (FIXED)
Tues April 1, 6PM-8:30PM, Speech in Fukuoka, Fukuoka General Union, Biotope NPO Office, Komori Bldg near Hakata Station (FIXED)
Book synopsis here.
See you around! Arudou Debito all over the place.
BOOKSTORES CONFIRMED SELLING “HANDBOOK” (Because Arudou Debito went there personally and asked them to stock it):
TOKYO: Good Day Books Ebisu, Tower Records Shibuya 7F, Aoyama Book Center near Roppongi Station, Aoi Bookstore near Roppongi Station, Aoyama Book Center Roppongi Hills, Tsutaya Roppongi Hills (gave me my biggest order–30 books!), Tokyo University Bookstore, Maruzen Honten Marunouchi, Yaesu Book Center 8F near Tokyo Station East Exit, Dan Books Hamamatsu-Cho, Kinokuniya Shinjuku Honten, Kinokuniya Shinjuku Minami-Ten, Junkudo Ikebukuro, Aoyama Book Center Honten Omotesando, Shibuya Book 1st, Blue Parrot Books Takadanobaba.
OSAKA: Namba Book 1st, OCAT Maruzen 5F, Sanseido Shinsaibashi Sogo Dept 12F, Kinokuniya Umeda by BIG MAN, Asahiya Books Umeda 7F.
KOBE: Foreign Buyers Club (FBC) Rokko Island
OKAYAMA: Ekimae “Happy” (formely Daiei) Dept. Store 5F Hon no Mori no Seruba
SENDAI: Maruzen, Junkudo (Loft 7F), Junkudo (I-Beans Bldg)
SAPPORO: Sanseido (Daimaru Department Store 8F), Kinokuniya Sapporo Eki, Coach and Four Shinkawa, Coach and Four Munich Bridge, Asahiya Shoten Sapporo Eki, Atene Shoten Eki Mae Doori.
SHIN CHITOSE AIRPORT (the main Hokkaido airport): Bunkyodo 1F, Kinokuniya 2F
Tokyo’s top investment bank has just made HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRANTS standard reading for all of its expatriate staff in or arriving in Japan, according to Ben Goodyear, head of IT there.