Author: Roland Kelts

Roland Nozomu Kelts is a half-Japanese American writer, editor, essayist and lecturer who divides his time between New York and Tokyo.

He is the author of "Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US" and the forthcoming novel, "Access."

He has presented on contemporary Japanese culture worldwide and has taught at numerous universities in Japan and the United States, including New York University and the University of Tokyo.

His fiction and nonfiction appear in such publications as:

"Zoetrope: All Story," "Psychology Today," "Playboy," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Christian Science Monitor," "Vogue Japan," "Adbusters" magazine, "The Millions," "The Japan Times," "Animation Magazine," "Bookforum" and "The Village Voice."

He is the Editor in Chief of the Anime Masterpieces screening and discussion program, the commentator for National Public Radio's series, "Pacific Rim Diary", and the author of a monthly column for "The Daily Yomiuri" newspaper. His latest project is the English edition of the Japanese literary culture magazine, "Monkey Business," and a book on Silicon Valley e-media.

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