Dr Steven G Silverberg—Japan
Steve is currently Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he was previously Director of Anatomic Pathology. He and his wife moved to Japan in 2004. Most of the year they live in Goshogawara (population 60,000), in the Northern most prefecture (state) of Admori, which is bordered by seas on the East, North, and West. Steve is the only westerner in Goshogawara. He described his Rotary Club, its members, and its activities. Goshogawara is like a small city where everybody of note is known by one another. Though the club has community activities, fund raising is offensive to Japanese Rotarians. Most of the apples are produced in the Admori prefecture and the local retail price of an apple is $4 US.