The Author

The Author in his Natural Habitat

Jim Rion is an American in Japan. He’s lived in Yamaguchi prefecture since 2004, and now has a house a stone’s throw from the Seto Inland Sea. He lives with his wife, son, and enormous cat.

Joe, a cat of unusual size.
Joe, a feline of unusual size.
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He is a freelance translator and writer working primarily in the tourism, sake, and entertainment fields. His book, Discovering Yamaguchi Sake, is out now.

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