In this post for going to profile one of our great visitors who has decided to come to our next Expo. These profile posts are just a way of us showing all of our visitors and fans the large amount of diversity in terms of people who are coming to our Expos.
Today were going to talk about John Riley. John is an avid fisherman and he lives in Japan. Is originally from Georgia and in college he met his wife who is Japanese by birth. After they got married John got offered a job in and Japanese university. He started teaching English there and has been there for 12 years now. He and his wife have two very beautiful and happy children. His wife has opened up their own private English school and teaches there Monday through Friday. On the weekends they are able to head off into the mountains to go fishing. Quite a few Japanese enjoy fishing on the ocean but John his wife prefer small creeks and streams. It seems that fishing in Japan can often become very crowded especially on the weekends and by hiking a little in the mountains they can get away from the crowds and have a little solitary time. This year they’re coming to our next Expo and they’re bringing five professional Japanese fisherman with them. As many people know we have a large contingent of Japanese fisherman every year to our expos. Most field on know this but the Japanese are very avid fisherman. Sometimes the language barrier crops up but in the end to fishermen who don’t speak the same language will soon find a way to communicate. If you come to our Expo you probably see John and his wife touring some of the workshops and walking around in meeting people while translating for their group of Japanese friends at the same time. In my experience Japanese can be somewhat shy but once you approach them and start a conversation it quickly warm up to you and you will see that most of them are very friendly people indeed.