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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:

Veteran F. Marinos midfielder Nakamachi to join Zambian club

Soccer / J. League Jan 2, 2019

Veteran F. Marinos midfielder Nakamachi to join Zambian club

Yokohama F. Marinos midfielder Kosuke Nakamachi announced on Wednesday his intent to continue his career in Zambia after turning down a two-year contract extension with the J. League first division side. The 33-year-old, who joined Marinos in 2012, revealed his decision in a post to ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 12, 2018

Verdy announce Gary White as new manager

Former Hong Kong head coach Gary White has been appointed as the new manager of Tokyo Verdy, the club announced on Wednesday. The 44-year-old UEFA Pro License holder has garnered praise as a miracle worker, having raised minnows such as the Bahamas and Guam to ...

Urawa outlasts Vegalta in Emperor's Cup final

Soccer / J. League Dec 9, 2018

Urawa outlasts Vegalta in Emperor's Cup final

Many pivotal moments in Japanese soccer history have been drilled down to the question of "which team can get it done on a cold winter night at Saitama Stadium?" On Sunday, the answer was Urawa Reds, who held off Vegalta Sendai 1-0 through a Tomoya ...

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

Soccer / J. League Dec 8, 2018

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

The J. League's 26th season drew to a close on Saturday with a showdown between two storied clubs that would seem familiar — yet in other ways somewhat alien — to those who watched from the terraces and in front of TV sets in ...

J. League grants Vanraure Hachinohe entry as 55th club

Soccer / J. League Nov 20, 2018

J. League grants Vanraure Hachinohe entry as 55th club

The J. League welcomed its 55th club on Tuesday after its board of directors approved the admittance of Aomori Prefecture's Vanraure Hachinohe to the league's third division. Hachinohe, which had already received its J3 club license earlier this year, fulfilled entry requirements by finishing third ...