- Lecturer: Roland Kelts (Author)
- Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm
- Venue: Matsumoto-Kabayama Room, International House of Japan
- Language: English (without Japanese interpretation)
- Admission: 1,000 yen (500 yen for students; Free for IHJ members and guests staying at I-House on April 23 or 24)
- Seating: 80 (reservations required)
He has interviewed several notable Japanese figures, including Miyazaki Hayao and Murakami Haruki, and is considered an authority on contemporary 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. He is a contributing editor to scholar Shibata Motoyuki’s international literary journal, Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, and he has taught at the University of Tokyo and New York University, among others. This summer he will begin teaching at Waseda University, his grandfather’s alma mater. He lives in Tokyo and New York City.