When I first started Genki English, getting in the press was the most important thing, the way to let everyone know about what I was doing and more importantly to show them the URL. Recently I haven’t really done as much, but today Genki English was in 2 of the biggest newspapers in the prefecture, the Shizuoka Shinbun and Chunichi Shinbun ( The local papers are usually more popular than the national ones I found out a while back!). The photo wasn’t too good (!), but the write up was OK, the only thing was that I didn’t get a chance to speak to them directly so didn’t get the URL mentioned. Oh, well.
Then off on the Shinkansen to Tokyo and then into “business man mode” for some meetings. It’s weird that yesterday I was jumping up and down in front of 1,500 kids for a volunteer show and today I’m negotiated publishing deals and sorting out events in some of the biggest retail stores in the country. Quite a shift in thinking really!