4 days / 7 Locations
61 speakers / 33 Events

May 18-21 2016

Roland Nozomu Kelts

Roland Nozomu Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. He was born to an American father and a Japanese mother, and he grew up in both countries. He is currently a visiting scholar at Keio University in Tokyo and a Steering Committee Member of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, a Tokyo-based think tank. He is an authority on Japan’s contemporary literary and popular cultures. He imparts his unique perspective on Japanese pop culture to the rest of the world as a public speaker and media commentator on CNNNPRNHK and the BBC. Recently, Kelts delivered a lecture at the World Economic Forum and a TED Talk in Tokyo at TedxHaneda. He is contributing editor of Monkey Business, Japan’s premier literary magazine, and his forthcoming novel is called Access.

*Roland Nozomu Kelts is sponsored by the Japan Foundation


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