Dane Degenhardt

  • Location: Moriya : Ibaraki : Japan

About Me

My passport is American, my wife is Japanese and my thoughts are undocumented. It ain’t all about me – but if you read between the blog lines, who knows what you might learn.


  • Reading history
  • arguing politics
  • enjoying life and photographing all I can.

      Favorite Quote

    • “Without music life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche

      Favorite Music

    • Lenne Hardt – Vincent Ouassi – Robson Amaral – Richard Bona – Caetano Veloso – Luis Bonfa – Willie Nelson – Bill Evans – Jill Scott – Bobby McFerrin – Yoyo Ma – The Dirty Dozen

      Favorite Movies

    • The Third Man – Lawrence of Arabia – Ulysses’ Gaze – Devils on the Doorstep (Wen Jiang) – Tango (Leconte) – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

      Favorite Books

    • Burmese Days (Orwell) – The Quiet American (Graham Greene) – The Moor’s Last Sigh (Rushdie) – Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Marquez) – The Fall (Camus)
  • 6 thoughts on “About”

    1. Ron "Mack" Mc Inroe said:

      from SP5 Ronald E McInroe HQ 268th Avn Battalion Republic South Viet-Nam. I thought if I looked long enough on the net I would discover you; one way other the other, dead or alive. I hope and pray you are well. I have not seen you since 1967 or
      communicated with you since 1968. You may not remember me- it’s along time ago (43 years). Mac.

      • danedegenhardt said:

        Mac, is that really you? Of course I remember you – 43 years is not so long in retrospect, seems like yesterday. Have I changed? Only superficially; without a mirror I’d never realize it. I’ve tried several unsuccessful searches for Black Lightning people – you must be more Internet savvy. I’ll send you an email so we can correspond – I’m eager to hear how you’ve been getting along all these years. Ciao, Dane

        • Robert Paltos said:

          Am I reaching ‘Dane Degenhardt’…once my colleague at The New York Times, in the early ’70’s. Thank you, Robert Paltos

    2. Giles Slinger said:

      Hi Dane
      Hope you, Kayoko and the boys are all ok
      I think of you all each time Japan comes on the news and more than ever this time around. All the best – Giles

    3. Bonjour Dane,

      There is a great German singer Franz Josef Degenhardt. Are you related to him or do you happen to know him and his songs?


      • danedegenhardt said:

        Georg, No, regrettably not, as far as I know. However, I am the brother of Lenne Hardt (Degenhardt), the MMA ring announcer who is also a very talented singer.

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