Pera Pera ホツカイドー was published in 2008 by the Hokkaido Newspaper. It was written by a friend Masako Endo, and I helped her with the editing and the CD recording.
It was a big local success - 5,000 copies were sold and when we did a talk show at Kinokuniya Bookstore so many people came.
Pera Pera 2 is coming! Next year - maybe March - Hokkaido Newspaper will publish the follow-up book. Again it is in English and in Japanese, introducing sightseeing places and life in Hokkaido.
Yesterday I met Endo-san and we talked about the editing, making sure the Japanese and English match. Making sure everything is clear.
I'm excited about this book, this time it has more personal life information - how to describe to a foreign guest about snow clearing, graduation season and local foods. Endo-san has done a wonderful job.
Next year - mark your calenders to buy your copy!