Roland Kelts

author and journalist

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Author and journalist who lives in Tokyo, Japan; contributing writer for the New Yorker and the Japan Times; author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.

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President Obama  will be the first U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, Japan  on Friday.

Do Hiroshima Survivors and their Descendants Want Obama to Apologize?

President Obama will be the first U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, Japan on Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Islamic extremist group ISIS has said it will kill two Japanese captives if Japan doesn’t pay a $200 million ransom by Friday.

Japan’s ISIS Hostage Crisis

The Islamic extremist group ISIS has said it will kill two Japanese captives if Japan doesn’t pay a $200 million ransom by Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The latest novel from Haruki Murakami is out in English today, and it’s already number 3 on Amazon’s bestselling book list.

Murakami Is Back

The latest novel from Haruki Murakami is out in English today, and it’s already number 3 on Amazon’s bestselling book list.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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