• The Chairman of NINJA Project : Tyler Lynch

    The Chairman of NINJA Project : Tyler Lynch written by Junko Terasawa It must make your travel deep to visit Tyler in Nagano. He is now running a traditional Onsen Ryokan called KAMESEI(亀清旅館); means pure turtle; in Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen Town(戸倉上山田温泉) in Chikuma City. When I first met him in 2008, I was surprised because of two reasons. One was that he was really tall, about two-hundred centimeters!?  The other was because he spoke, read and wrote very well. He deeply understood Japanese culture and tried to settle down as a local Japanese resident at that time. He graduated from the University of Washington with a major in International Studies and moved to Ueda City in Nagano to improve Japanese, and worked for a language school as a teacher for a while. Then he met a beautiful Japanese woman who is a daughter of a traditional Onsen Ryokan …

    March 8, 2017