Tokyo Conference Day 1 + Pic Books

Up early and off to Tokyo today. I had a read of a great new “Super Teaching in Japan” ebook, I’ll have to get a link to it from the site as it’s great!

Then the JET conference Information Fair. The thing is that out of the 1,000 plus ALTs who come here, there’s not that many who actually come to the fair. This is fine for me as most people already know Genki English ( there were even a few smiley faced High School JETs around today!), but the other companies were probably looking for a bigger turn out. But hopefully things should be cool for Wednesday. I also met up with Tonester from the discussion board, which was cool.

It is quite strange though that many people now seem to thing that Genki English is this massive great thing, whereas it’s still just as it was 5 years ago, all done by me on one computer!! I even got asked if I lived in California, now that would be nice…

In the afternoon I met up with John Moore from RIC publications to have a chat about his great new picture books. And I also sorted out some new prices for the books on the website, check these out, and try showing them to your Japanese teachers or friends, they’ll go mad as these are the books they grew up with as kids, but are now in English!!

Then a quick nap and in the evening I thought about joining everyone for a night out, but I’m well tired, have a ton of email to catch up on and have an early meeting in the morning, so I guess the partying can wait till tomorrow!!

Richard Graham

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