Getting to Know My Colleagues (or The Unusual Sights of Osaka)

Picture the scene: December in Osaka. I am in a restaurant with the 30 Japanese teachers that I work with at our school. We have traveled here for a weekend in the city at the end of term. I have only been in Japan for five months, so my Japanese ability is basic to say the least and I have no idea what is going on. Table Tennis We are all sitting formally on the floor, eating our meals from little tables, when suddenly I notice that some of the teachers have mysteriously left the room. One of the younger … Continue reading Getting to Know My Colleagues (or The Unusual Sights of Osaka)