First job is a tourist audio guide for Hakodate: maybe the kind of thing that visitors listen to as they walk around the city.
The guide introduces various buildings and views in Hakodate, and gives a brief history.
Reading the script reminds me of how much I like this historic place and brings back memories of guide book researching there.
As a narration job it has a few challenges: a few Japanese names or soldiers and business leaders, even a few Russian names - but generally not too many problems.
The second narration job this week is for an NHK program called "Venetia in Kyoto", so that NHK can sell the program overseas.
Venetia is a British woman, who lives near Kyoto, and the popular NHK program explores her natural lifestyle with herbs, flowers and traditional skills.
Four narrators here in Sapporo are voicing the program, and my section is about a mother-of-pearl box and about knitting....I think I'll be using my "old lady" voice!!!
Don't worry - I'll still have enough voice for classes this week. 2013! Ready to go!