About the Author
Born in London of Anglo-French parentage, author and journalist Nicholas Bornoff has been writing about Japan for 25 years. He began his career in a Tokyo advertising agency and then worked for nine years as film critic for the Japan Times, during which he contributed articles on Japanese arts and society for numerous English-language Asian journals. His non-fiction Pink Samurai: Love Marriage & Sex in Contemporary Japan was published in the U.K. in 1991 to critical acclaim. Now making his home in London with his Japanese wife and young son, Bornoff has written a book introducing Japan to schoolchildren and contributes articles, mainly about Japan, for the Guardian newspaper and many other European and U.K. publications.