Writer: Lorne Fetzek
Name: Lorne Fetzek
Nationality: United States of America
Resident in Japan since: July 1993.
Enjoying: Travel (Foreign and Domestic), Japanese Language, Watching Sports.
My first interaction directly with Japan was as an exchange student in Kyoto in the 1988-89 and my life has been interwoven with Japan ever since. I’ve spent time as an intern for the subsidiary of a major Japanese airline in the early 1990’s and then relocated to Japan where I’ve been based ever since working primarily in technology industry companies.
When not working, my personal passions are reading, writing, food, and travel (none of which I can ever get enough of). I keep my links to the US through following my favorite sports, Football (Dallas Cowboys) and Baseball (Baltimore Orioles).
More recently I’ve become more interested in Japanese dialects and hope to improve my understanding of Japan and regions outside Tokyo not only through travel, but also language.
I’m excited to share my perspectives on Japan with readers and look forward as well to learning from the experiences of others.
Thanks for reading!