George Lavrov has an extraordinary life story. As a youth he endured the horrors of World War II, including carpet bombings. Tragically, his brother was killed when a bomb from a U.S. B-29 bomber hit his home in Yokohama, Japan. As “gaijin” (foreign) residents, the Lavrov family suffered harsh treatment during the war years. But his story doesn’t end there. In a powerful story of faith, Lavrov survived the war and went on to become a successful insurance executive. Yokohama Gaijin: Memoir of a Foreigner Born in Japan ($18.65) is his story.
George Lavrov has written numerous articles on international insurance and related subjects on Japan and the Pacific Rim. Yokohama Gaijin is his first full length book. He is semi-retired and resides in Marin County, California.