by Amy Pollick
The Decatur Daily
Forrest Keith felt he was in his element the last time he visited Japan and not just because his hosts were gracious and hospitable.
When a discussion about Japanese bass fishing arose at the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting, Keith, the human resources manager at Daikin America, said a company official took him to visit the country’s largest lake, Lake Biwa. The lake was surrounded by the typical retailers found around any recreational water in Alabama, such as personal watercraft rentals, bait shops, marinas and boat ramps, he said.
Keith said his escort pointed out, “This is redneck Japan.”
Keith said. “I felt right at home.”