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Exploring Japan not on Hiatus

This is just a quick note to those of you who are wondering where Niigata is.  It’s coming.  I’m not on hiatus.  I’ve just been busy in some other areas recently, and it will be coming along.  I’ve decided not to focus on a weekly deadline for this, as sometimes I do get busy.  I have some other blogs that I’m currently working on, especially I Read Encyclopedias for Fun, which I recommend you follow if you like books, and I’m also working on my own book, so go follow my official author page here.

In addition to the Exploring Japan posts, I want to get back to doing more photo posts.  That’s why I started this blog, for my photos.  I need to get back to my roots.  That will all be coming soon.

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Kumazawa Bookstore

More than a month ago, Yurindo closed in Landmark Plaza. I didn’t know what I was going to do about books. Well, on Friday, Kumazawa opened in the same location with a large foreign books section! I found my solution.

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Finding English books in Japan

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the book I want in Japan.  I basically have two choices, Yurindo in Landmark Plaza in Yokohama or Kinokuniya (2 stores) in Shinjuku.  The newer Kinokuniya store next to Takashimaya is the best for selection.  But I often go to Yurindo, because it’s not so far from where I live.  I seem to buy too many books, but it’s because I don’t know when the books will be available again.  Well, I just had that experience today.  I bought “The Reality Dysfunction:  Part 2” by Peter F. Hamilton.  I’d already bought part 1 months ago, as well as the rest of the series, but I just couldn’t find part 2 of the first book.  Today, I finally found it at Yurindo!  And best of all, they were having a sale.  I bought it for only 150 yen.  Unbelievable!

By the way, I’m currently reading “Wyrd Sisters” by Terry Pratchett.  I’ll have a short review of it when I finish the book.  I should finish it soon.

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