Since September 2001, Ross has resided in Osaka. Ross first became interested in Japan at his grandmother's house in Waco, Texas. She had exchange students and visiting professors from a Japanese university she worked at. He grown more appreciative of Japan as a result of his travels around the country and his frequent photo walks around Osaka. He frequently explores the city and go to local sporting events. Additionally, he has contributed for The Japan Times. He has grown to love Osaka and its people, as well as the quality of its services and its security.