Halfway around the world in five minutes

After spending the last 47 years of his life on the other half of the globe in Japan, Dan Gossman, originally of Lemmon, recently returned to his South Dakota hometown for a visit. Joining him on his journey were his wife, Miyako, and seven of their good friends and neighbors, all from Japan.
    In 1968, Dan became stationed in Japan as a member of the U.S. Air Force. After serving there for two years and upon his discharge, Dan selected to make Japan his new home away from home after meeting the love of his life, Miyako. The couple have resided in Kiryu Gunma, Japan since their marriage 45 years ago. For the majority of those years, Dan worked as a professor at Kanto Gakuen University as a member of the economics and English faculty.


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