Author(s): Hamish Beaton
A warm,funny,intimate account of a young NZ graduate's three years in Japan. From the moment the author arrives he is swept up in a mystifying world and encounters a marvellous cast of characters,from fellow teachers with strange habits,to a group of women who cook him meals in excahnge for English conversation,an elderly couple who take him on nerve-wracking expeditions,and his students.Along the way he engages in a hilarious quest to find a girlfriend. First published March 2008.
Commended for Whitcoulls Travcom Travel Book of the Year Award 2009.
Hamish Beaton graduated in French and Japanese at Canterbury University, New Zealand, before spending three years living, travelling, and teaching in Japan.