I thought you might be interested to know that the Japanese edition of Introducing Character Animation with Blender has, at long last, come out. I'm really excited about this and I hope that it can help to promote Blender further here in Japan.
Folks who have been following FEDB's "Maid-san" thread over at BlenderArtists will recognize the great manga-style character from the cover. The Blend file for that character, by the way, is available with the latest issue of BlenderArt magazine.
The book is available from Amazon.jp. Congratulations, Tony!