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Help a pair of post-grads spread their passion for the Japanese language and culture by bringing the Genki Kanji Poster to life!
Help a pair of post-grads spread their passion for the Japanese language and culture by bringing the Genki Kanji Poster to life!
229 backers pledged $7,008 to help bring this project to life.

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      Alessandro Mauri on May 8, 2012

      Thx a lot. Will keep in touch.

    2. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on May 7, 2012

      Hi Alessandro,

      We verified from the address you provided and our shipping receipts that your poster was indeed sent. We've been advised that international packages are sometimes held up in customs and can sometimes take as long as a month to reach their destination in rare cases.

      Please keep us informed whether or not you receive your package in the next few days. If it still doesn't come, we'll message you and figure out the next steps!

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      Alessandro Mauri on May 7, 2012

      My poster has not yet arrived. I'm from Italy.
      Maybe because of the Euro crisis ? ;-)

    4. John Luker on May 2, 2012

      Received my posters last week. Great job guys! A quality product on time as promised.

    5. Sigmund & Adam Fidyke
      on April 30, 2012

      Thank you! Fantastic poster and my daughter loves it. Smiles all around.

    6. Justinas Kersis on April 25, 2012

      I thought the note will be drawn in Japanese, but now it's just useless, and japanese paper makes no sence at all. Other than that, poster looks rather nice.

    7. Makis on April 25, 2012

      Many thanks from London!! Got mine today and it's absolutely beautiful! Great jobs guys.

    8. William Lipira on April 25, 2012

      Just received my poster in the mail yesterday. It is beautiful. Also, got your note ^_^ . When I visit Japan again we will get together, though it might be a year or two. Take care guys, and Good Luck.

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      George Fronimopoulos on April 23, 2012

      My poster arrived in the mail today!

    10. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on April 12, 2012

      Just posted an update to give everyone an idea of how the shipping is coming along.

    11. Peter Shin on April 12, 2012

      @Chris....why do you expect to start shipping?

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      Alessandro Mauri on April 12, 2012

      Is it possible to have some infos about the international delivery date?
      Thank you very much.

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      Jared Trezise on March 26, 2012

      There we go, all done! Sorry for that!

    14. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on March 24, 2012

      Jared, no worries on the survey... there's no official deadline per se, but the sooner we can get all the surveys in the better :)


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      Jared Trezise on March 24, 2012

      Awesome :)
      Umm, I hope I'm not holding you guys up, I'm still trying to get in contact with my classmate (as it's a weekend)
      Is there an immediate deadline you need all the surveys answered by? I can just put mine through to make the deadline, because he wants a message but isn't torn up if circumstances work against it.

    16. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on March 23, 2012

      Jared: Works for us!

      Marius: The message will be written on Japanese traditional paper, which will be shipped along with your poster. We can write it in either English or Japanese - just let us know what you'd like written and we'll be happy to do it!

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      Marius Frøisland on March 23, 2012

      The "personalized message" where will it appare? Will it be written in english or in kanji?

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      Jared Trezise on March 23, 2012

      Congratulations guys! :)

      And awesome!
      So if I were to get two messages, one for me and one for my classmate, do I just write two things in the survey box and put them in separate quotation marks?

    19. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on March 21, 2012

      Thank you everyone! What an incredible finish!

    20. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on March 21, 2012

      4 Minutes to go! 1 more pledge for $7000!

    21. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on March 21, 2012

      Thanks Zune! We're really at the victory stretch now! Let's get as many posters out there as we can during this last hour! Can't wait to start shipping these and writing messages for all of you amazing people!

    22. Zunn Tahir on March 21, 2012

      So another 60 minutes left!!!!

    23. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on March 21, 2012

      Nobody on our team speaks Chinese or Korean, so it would be difficult right now!

      If you ordered multiple posters and would like a message for each, we would be happy to send you multiple messages :)

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      Jared Trezise on March 21, 2012

      It just occurred to me, the $5000 milestone Japanese paper notes are just one per order right? (That's what I was assuming anyway.)
      I guess what I'm asking is: In cases of people who bought the two poster pack (one for me, one for a classmate who is interested) is there only the one note per order? Or one note per poster.

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      Jared Trezise on March 21, 2012

      Haha, they sound like Japanese is their passion, but that's a good idea for branching out! :O They'd probably have to hire people just to make sure they're doing it all correctly though if they don't have training in the language themselves. :P

    26. Alexander C. Yao on March 21, 2012

      Have you thought of just doing one for Chinese? Or Korean? Just a thought :D

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      Jared Trezise on March 21, 2012

      Love the poster!
      Doing my best to gather interest in my Japanese class at University (difficult, because I found the project with 36 hours to go and don't have my next Japanese class until after that, so trying through the university website.) Only just occurred to me after reading these comments to try asking my Japan Club too... -.-

      So far I've got a few bites! :D
      Trying my best to get up to 25 people, with 17 hours to go. T.T
      Have fun everyone!

    28. trickstar on March 18, 2012

      Thank you guys for the wonderful project! I've always wanted to learn some Japanese and write calligraphy so I believe this is perfect for me! Thanks again I cant wait!

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      Harry Ewasiuk on February 24, 2012

      That's the spirit, guys! Nothing gained if nothing ventured. ;-)

    30. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on February 23, 2012


      Thank you once again for your support. We greatly appreciate your suggestions, and think it would be great to get some coverage from a large broadcaster like NHK. We will contact them with our story and hope for the best!

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      Harry Ewasiuk on February 22, 2012

      Thank you.

      I would suggest also publicizing this project with high achools, middle schools, elementary schools and even weekend schools where Japanese is taught. Contacting local Japanese associations would help,too. Another possibility would be to contact NHK, one of Japan's biggest broadcasters to see if the could do a story on the project. I'd doubt they'd turn down this interesting,honorable story.

    32. Genki Kanji Poster Creator on February 21, 2012

      Thank you very much for your well wishes, and for being our first backer! A big cheer for you!

      Thanks so much for your pledge, your help in spreading the word, and your suggestion. We definitely think universities around the world are the perfect place to distribute these posters, as that's where many students start and increase their Japanese learning. We'll try to reach out to different Japanese clubs that we know. Thank you!

    33. Sven Stähs on February 21, 2012

      Have you considered contacting student councils in universities world-wide? I just wrote a mail to the "Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft in Bayern e.V." and asked them if they could spread the word to their members and any universities they have contact with, hopefully it helps ;)
      Congrats to the nice start, 500$ already, not bad at all ^^

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      Harry Ewasiuk on February 21, 2012

      A very worthwhile project, good luck with the funding!