Thankyou to everyone who came to the Talk Show last night at Hokkaido Shimbun gallery, Odori.
Over 100 people attended the event to hear about Hokkaido tourism stories.
英語でホッカイドーPeraPera is selling well in bookshops and after the show we met many fans of the book and signed copies.
Pera Pera writer Masako Endo talked about her tour guide/interpreterwork introducing foreign visitors to Hokkaido, and I talked about the questions people ask before they come on the popular website Trip Advisor.
I have been a volunteer member of the Trip Advisor Forum pages since 2006, helping people plan their trips to Hokkaido - and hearing what they think of this beautiful place.
I hope some of the people in the audience will join me! Anyone can write on the Trip Advisor site, this week there are questions about skiing, and transport and driving holidays.
We really hope Pera Pera 2 will be as popular as the first book and are very grateful for the big show of support.
If you came last night and I couldn't talk to you - sorry!!! It was a busy evening, and my cold is still not better...so I was going through the evening with cold medicine power.
In fact I was SO tired/sick...I actually wrote the wrong name in a book at the signing session! Luckily the book belongs to an old friend and she was polite about it. But I must give her a new book with the correct name in it!