To send a message to Shige's publisher go to the below link.
This will take you to the Enquiry form entry page.
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Sections marked with * must be completed - these are:
- type of enquiry
- feedback comment
- your name
all other fields are optional.
Select the Type of Enquiry
Choose whatever you feel is most appropriate or select Other. (The response we received had Publication Information as the subject header, so maybe that is the more correct option.)
Enter your comment in the comment box. Because we are requesting Shige's book be printed in English, it makes sense to make our requests in English as well. Perhaps mention 加藤シゲアキ and 「ピンクとグレー」 but also mention 'Pink and Gray' in English as it is also the title on the book.
In the next section, enter your name. The form says a pen-name is okay. And entering your name in English is fine also.
There are two boxes for your name and you should enter the same information in both. The second entry is so that people who have entered their name in kanji above can enter it again in hiragana/furigana so that others will know how to read/pronounce their name.
This is one of the reasons that Shige gave for changing his name to シゲアキ - there is no confusion about how to read the kanji in his name anymore.
The rest of the options on the form are optional. An email address is only needed if you want to receive an answer to your comment/request.
The rest of the options enable you to enter your gender, age, occupation and location. They have an option to select that you are outside Japan.
When the form has been submitted a confirmation message and enquiry number will be displayed. This number will be in the subject line of any email response you receive from the publisher.