Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling book "Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US." He was born to an American father and a Japanese mother and grew up in both countries. He is a visiting scholar at Keio University in Tokyo and a steering committee member of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, a Tokyo-based think tank. As a journalist, essayist, and columnist, he writes for many publications, such as The New Yorker, Time magazine, Newsweek Japan, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Japan Times. An authority on Japan’s contemporary literary and popular cultures, Roland imparts his unique perspective on Japanese pop culture to the rest of the world as a public speaker and media commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK and the BBC. Recently, Kelts delivered a lecture at the World Economic Forum and a TED Talk in Tokyo. He also serves as a contributing editor for Monkey Business, Japan’s premier literary magazine. His forthcoming novel is called "Access."