ITBM has organised a number of activities during the fair including book launches by Datuk Lat and Yusof Gajah.
Yusof Gajah will be launching Sang Montel, published by ITBM and his latest book, Eledoodle. The VIP officiating the launch is Mr Shinji Tajima, president of the International Center for Literacy and Culture, Tokyo.
"We are highlighting a number of books especially picture books by Yusof Gajah, Emila Yusof, Jainal Amambing, Rossiti Aishah Rashidi and Mohana Gill. One of Yusof's early books, The Real Elephant has been translated into Japanese and is still in print today," said Linda Tan Lingard, director of the Agency.
At the same time, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Tokyo, has invited both Yusof and Linda for an evening of talks and fellowship. The talks will focus on Malaysian children's books with Yusof sharing his experiences as an illustrator of children's books.
"I have never ceased to be amazed at how books can connect us and it is indeed what our Agency is committed to doing - connecting authors and readers from different parts of the world," said Linda.