January 20, 2020
Larry grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Tokyo in 1985 to study Japanese. After establishing himself as a translator and interpreter working across many sectors, Larry launched Urban Connections in 1990 as a communications consulting firm providing translations and other documentation services in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and other Asian and European languages. Larry has led the company as CEO for 30 years and manages a full-time staff of 30 project coordinators and language specialists servicing a wide range of clients.
Larry attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where he earned a B.A. in International Relations, while also studying French and Spanish. In Tokyo, Larry attended the Japanese Language Institute of Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin and passed JLPT Level 1, the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Examination.