Dr. Lein became interested in Japanese culture when he was at Brown University for his undergraduate career. When he was pursuing his Ph.D. degree, he had an opportunity to live in Japan. After spending more than a decade in Japan, he has a good understanding of Japanese business etiquette and the Japanese language. Dr. Lein has a passionate interest in Japanese culture and SPJA’s mission. He is honored to be a part of SPJA and has been serving as a director since 2017.