Our February Happy Hour will be at AUX BACCHANALES, Kioicho. We will add mini talk from Mr. Roland Kelts, COLUMBIA SOA '95. He has been introducing Japanese Pop Culture to the world. He also writes about contemporary Japanese literature, the Japanese economy, and the Tohoku region affected by the disasters of March 11, 2011. He can talk about these experiences. (Lecture is conducted in English)
Here's Roland's bio
Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. He writes for several publications, such as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek Japan, The Los Angeles Times, The Yomiuri, and The Japan Times, and he’s an authority on contemporary Japanese culture and media.
Kelts is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK, and the BBC. Recently, Kelts delivered lectures for TED Talks in Tokyo and The World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China. He was a 2017 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University and he is currently working on a new book. He lives in Tokyo and New York City.