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(27) [English Edition] 週刊NY生活 SHUKAN NEW YORK SEIKATSU 2016年(平成28年)8月20日(土) NYクール日本 VOICES From THE NEW YORKERS New York Through Fresh Eyes by Stacy Smith I lovehaving inter- COOL JAPAN from New Yorkers’ Viewpointspreting clientswho come tothe U.S. for Picture Book Aboutthe first time, UN Peace Bellas it allows meto see my own Now on Salec o u n t r y at UN Bookstorethrough their eyes in ways I neverwould have thought of myself. I had The Story of the UN Peace Bell, a pic- Making Businessmenthe chance to do this with friends who ture book in English and Japanese, iswere recently visiting from now available at the UN Bookshop in Fashionable WorldwideKumamoto, where I spent my three the basement of the United Nationsyears on the JET program. This cou- Headquarters. It is the second store that Maker’s Shirts Kamakuraple was the first friends I made after now sells the book, following President Tamiko Sadasuearriving, who at the time were dating Kinokuniya Bookstore New York that It was October four years ago whenas university students. Fast forward has carried it since this March. the American flagship store of16 years later and they have two chil- The book was published in May by Kamakura Shirts, Maker’ s Shirtsdren, a 13-year-old son and a six-year the Association for the Preservation of Eber De Lao, UN Bookshop manager, holds The Story of the UN Peace Bell. Kamakura, opened on Madison Avenue-old daughter. The last time they the UN Peace Bell in Japan. New York between 47th and 48th Street.came to visit New York the son was Seikatsu Press handled the distribution by the Association for the Preservation President Tamiko Sadasue rememberstwo and the daughter was yet to be for the book in the United States. of the UN Peace Bell on the first day of the day as if it was yesterday. The hotelborn, so they had forgotten some The picture book is based on the true the General Assembly in September. she and the other executives from Japanaspects of life here. story of the bell and the proposal by for- As this year commemorates the 60th were staying at lost power as Hurricane Some questions they had were mer Uwajima Mayor Chiyoji Nakagawa. anniversary of Japan’s membership in Sandy hit New York for one week,similar to the ones I get from clients, The bell was cast from coins donated the United Nations, more stories of though the store suffered no damage.such as about tipping. As this is not from the representatives of the United good will such as this are sure be told. Applying makeup with the light frompart of service in Japan, they wonder Nations Member States, the Pope, and The book is priced at $23. her computer monitor, she walked along children from all over the world in 1954, For purchases from outside New the dark Madison Avenue with a flash- two years before Japan joined the United York, please call (212) 213-6069. light to arrive in time. Nations. Illustrator Rutsuko Aizawa (Photo & article by Ryoichi Miura/ Seiko Takase (right) the director of The first overseas store opened its Association for the Preservation of the UN wrote the story and drew the pictures. Translated by Etsuko Noda) Peace Bell in Japan and her brother door as scheduled, at 7 am. The photo Every year, the secretary-general of Shikataro Nakagawa (former director) stand taken in front of the store, smiling withwhy certain providers get tips and the United Nations rings the bell donated in front of the Peace Bell at the United Nations in 2015. the chairman and her husband, Yoshio,some don’t and how amounts are was featured in publications includingdetermined. Even simple things likehow to put a tip on a bill when using acredit card and how to place your The Charm of Sake our own. That was the debut moment ofmoney when paying with cash were Screening of Sake Film in New York on Aug. 19 Kamakura shirts, which offers top-class shirts crafted by the best Japanese tech-things my friends wondered about. niques. While still making its name in “Kampai! the first chief brewer as a foreigner; the eyes of a foreigner who mightMaybe what flummoxed them the America, 25 stores throughout Japan For the Love Mr. John Gontoner, known as a sake know nothing about sake and howmost was how friendly Americans are, have proven its high quality with reason- of Sake,” missionary; and Mr. Kosuke Kuji, it is made.”such as greeting people you don’t able prices for the past two decades. The which high- the owner of Nambu Bijin company Adult admission is $15 dollars,know or complimenting their clothes second American store opened in lights the in Iwate. senior and IFC member admissionif you like them. By the end of their Brookfield Place adjacent to the world of In a phone interview with New is $11.week here, my friends were practicing Financial District last December. sake will be York Seikatsu Press, Konishi said, For more information and show-their English on strangers we encoun- Sadasue said, “I want to make all the shown at IFC “Since I don't drink sake myself and times, visit the IFC website attered, a sign their American immer- businessmen in the world fashionable Center in the didn't know much about it, I thought www.ifccenter.comsion was complete. with our shirts.” (Ryoichi Miura, photo West Village I'd be able to portray the story from Ryoichi Miura/ Translated by Arata(Stacy Smith is a Japanese inter- also/Translated by Hiroko Makabe) on Aug. 19. Oyamapreter, translator and writer. Movie journalist Mirai Konishi, NY COOL JAPAN is the English Edition of SHUKAN NY SEIKATSUWebsite: www.stacysmith.webs.com who achieved a feature-length debut NEW YORK SEIKATSU PRESS, INC., 71 W 47 St, Suite 307 New York NY 10036 USABlog: jetwit.com/wordpress/ with this film, interviewed three Editor in chief: Ryoichi Miura, Associate Editor: Travis Suzaka, Editor:Kaoru Komicategory/wit-life) people: Mr. Philip Harper, who was Advertise Here! Contact 212-213-6069 info@nyseikatsu.com