Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. He writes for many publications in the US, Europe and Japan, such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, Time magazine, Newsweek Japan, The Yomiuri, The Japan Times and others. He has interviewed several notable Japanese artists, including Hayao Miyazaki and Haruki Murakami, and is considered an authority on Japanese culture and media. He is also a frequent media commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK and the BBC. Recently, Kelts gave speeches at The World Economic Forum in China and TED Talks in Japan, and he was a 2017 Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University. This summer he will begin teaching at Waseda University, his grandfather’s alma mater. He lives in Tokyo.