(PRWEB) July 1, 2010
Bill Weeks’ first novel, Gaijin Teacher; Foreign Sensei is now available through most major book outlets. The son of Paul Weeks, former journalist with the Los Angeles Times, and a former actor who has worked as a teacher in Long Beach and Japan for the past 15 years, Bill Weeks opens up a new world to the reader—the world of immersion teachers in Japan. This is a special breed of teacher, coming from the US, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other English-speaking countries to teach the youth of Japan in the shadow of Mt. Fuji.
The unique story depicts the trials and tribulations of English speakers thrown into a cultural mix in the middle of a fascinating culture compounded further by a mixed-culture marriage. It takes the reader from Japanese wedding formalities and tea ceremonies, to standing in for a master taiko drummer, bathing with wild macaques, and a blistering confrontation during a re-enactment of Commodore Perry’s arrival in Shimoda with his black ships.
Weeks entertains as he comes to grips with education issues in both countries, and political intrigues on both a personal and international level. Often hilarious, yet also an eye opener. This is an easy, enjoyable read.
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