Alec Redvers-Hill

Alec recently completed a BA/LLB majoring in Chinese and Law, and is currently studying towards a BA(Hons) in Japanese.

Alec Redvers-Hill

“I first took Japanese in 3rd form at high school as a compulsory foreign language, and instantly fell in love with it. I studied it throughout high school and further for a year at Fukuoka Daiichi High School in Japan on a Tsuzuki International Scholarship before returning to New Zealand for university.

“While in Japan, I was introduced to Japanese Taiko drumming through my high school Taiko club. Now, back in New Zealand, I've continued with Taiko and am part of Tamashii Taiko drummers in Auckland. Our performances have taken me around New Zealand and even given me the chance to be in the RWC 2011 Opening Ceremony.

“I know that my studies at The University of Auckland will put me in good stead when I return to Japan for work, or possibly even for Taiko.”

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