Dan Orlowitz

Dan Orlowitz is a sports writer for the Japan Times, focusing primarily on the J. League, Samurai Blue, and everything there is to print about Japanese soccer. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Simon's Rock College, he moved to Japan at the end of 2006 and fell in love with the beautiful game from behind the FC Tokyo goal. His words, photos, voice, and occasionally visage have appeared online, in print, and over the airwaves for numerous outlets in several languages since 2011.

For Dan Orlowitz's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Birthday boy Kengo Nakamura sends Kawasaki past Tokyo

J. League Oct 31, 2020

Birthday boy Kengo Nakamura sends Kawasaki past Tokyo

Both Kawasaki Frontale and FC Tokyo had plenty of tricks on Saturday night, but it was league-leading Frontale who left Todoroki Stadium with a treat. Akihiro Ienaga scored a penalty and Kengo Nakamura celebrated his 40th birthday with the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win ...

Marinos overwhelm Tokyo with four-goal second half

J. League Oct 24, 2020

Marinos overwhelm Tokyo with four-goal second half

A largely uneventful first half led to fireworks in the second at Ajinomoto Stadium on Saturday, with Junior Santos scoring twice in quick succession to break open the floodgates in Yokohama F. Marinos’ 4-0 win over FC Tokyo. Just over one month before the two ...