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:

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 17, 2019

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

Knowledge is not always power, but a little communication can go a long way. That's perhaps the biggest takeaway from last Saturday's game between Yokohama F. Marinos and Urawa Reds, where an outside source of information gave Teruhito Nakagawa a somewhat undeserved goal in the ...

Controversial goal engulfs Marinos' victory over Reds

Soccer / J. League Jul 13, 2019

Controversial goal engulfs Marinos' victory over Reds

A Teruhito Nakagawa goal that was — then wasn't — then was again overshadowed by 90 minutes of end-to-end attacking play in Yokohama F. Marinos' 3-1 win over the Urawa Reds on Saturday night at Nissan Stadium. Matches between teams comprising the J. League's "Original ...

Japanese right back Sai van Wermeskerken prepares to join Zwolle

Soccer Jul 9, 2019

Japanese right back Sai van Wermeskerken prepares to join Zwolle

Sai van Wermeskerken will become the latest Japanese player to join a top-flight European club this summer as he prepares to sign with the Netherlands' PEC Zwolle pending the completion of a medical examination. The 25-year-old right back, born in the Netherlands to a Dutch ...