Last Wednesday, when preparing for a lesson at the school I teach at in Tosu, in Saga prefecture, my employer, Takiko burst into the room with a smile on her face. She had good news.
One of her ex-pupils has just been crowned Miss Japan, and will be representing Tosu, and Kyushu and the Land of the Rising Sun in next year’s Miss International competition. I met her when she paid her old stomping grouns a visit.
The people at the school are all very proud of her. It turns out, also, that some very famous baseball player also used to go to the school. Illustrious company.