YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK Tales from the Far Side: A Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

November 5, 2003
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Corporate Program past event

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Don George,
Global Travel Editor, Lonely Planet Publications

Fresh out of college, Don George wandered off to Japan on a two-year Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship, blissfully ignorant of almost all things Japanese. Today, Japan is inextricably woven into the fabric of his life. He met his wife while teaching in Tokyo, and he and Kuniko are now raising their two children to be bilingual and bicultural in the San Francisco area. While living in Japan, he decided to become a travel writer, and has since written about Japan for virtually every major travel publication. Over time, he has tried to marry the best of Japanese culture with the best of American culture. How have the twists and turns of this journey turned out? George, formerly Travel Editor for the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle and Founding Editor of’s Wanderlust travel site, and now Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications, presents his humorous, poignant and highly idiosyncratic personal history of U.S.-Japan relations.

Followed by a cocktail reception featuring Grey Goose Vodka and Gekkeikan Sake.

Admission: $15; Japan Society members and Young Professionals Network $10. Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $10 for this event.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2003
  • 6:30 pm