Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo
to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a
visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if
improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for "her place in
life," and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage. Both
separately and together, they live the experience of the American in
Tokyo. Bob and Charlotte suffer both confusion and hilarity due to the
cultural and language differences between themselves and the Japanese.