Barry Lancet

Barry Lancet has lived in Japan for more than twenty-five years. His former position as an editor at one of the nation’s largest publishers gave him access to the inner circles in traditional and business fields most outsiders are never granted, and an insider’s view that informs his writing. His debut novel, Japantown, has been optioned by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Visit him at BarryLancet.com or on Twitter @BarryLancet.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A paraphrase of something I once heard: As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Not one in particular, but people like Churchill who have overcome the insurmountable despite endless setbacks and great odds.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. With the same limitation, Cardinal Richelieu from Dumas's books.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not doing more with my life, earlier and faster.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Everything embodied in a great smile.

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