The Japanese translation of William Kamkwamba’s book, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”, is going to be published by Bungei Shunzyu Ltd this weekend. The translation has been done by Mr.Toshiki Taguchi.

William Kamkwamba's book

Japanese version of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"

The book will will be introduced on a TV Show, ” Takeshi no Shin-Kyoikuhakusyo”, Fuji TV (Channel 8), from 21:00 on Saturday, 20th November 2010.

According to Yumiko Imoto, who is a member of Mr. Taguchi’s translation team, Mr. Ikegami, one of the hottest men of the moment, will talk about this book from 22:30 on the show.

The book is going to be on sale in Tokyo either today or tomorrow. It is already available on Amazon for only ¥1,750. The author, William Kamkwamba, will come to Japan next month for the promotion.

This is an exciting development. I am sure it will help to get Japanese people interested in Malawi and build stronger ties between the two countries.