Do you like my country, Panama?

I've actually never read any of your books although they have been popular for a while amongst contemporary literature, mainly because I want to read them in Japanese and they are hard to get that way here.
Do you know or like my country, Panama? Just as I know your books by name for now, most people know this country by the Canal's name only. Do you know of or enjoy anything else from this country? 
(Eriol、男性、23歳、ソフトウェア工学)

Dear Eriol,

I have met jazz pianist Danilo Perez several times. He is a Panamanian and a wonderful pianist. He invited me to a famous Jazz Festival in Panama. And, of course, Mariano Rivera of New York Yankees is from Panama. A couple of Panamanian baseball players have played in Japan.

I hope you read my books in Japanese someday.

hm