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.

Roland Kelts on KCRW

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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Indoor museums are still closed — while malls, tattoo shops, hair and nail salons have been open since Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted parts of the state’s stay-at-home order last month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Senator Angus King, independent senator from Maine, joins Josh Barro and the Left, Right & Center panel to talk about the impact of moderates on major legislation.

from Left, Right & Center

Hundreds of employees and several judges have tested positive for coronavirus — and courts are still open for in-person trials.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“There's now more cannabis workers than there are aircraft pilots and engineers, dentists, painters or EMTs and electrical engineers,” says David Downs, Senior Editor at Leafly.com.

from KCRW Features

The CDC says across the entire country, flu activity is minimal . In California , only a tiny percentage of tests have come back positive. Dr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Cleaner, cheaper and more reliable. That’s what the town of Gonzales is hoping for energy-wise as it sets out to build the state’s first municipal microgrid.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

from KCRW Features

College students have a lot on their plates these days: an upended academic career because of the pandemic, the specter of the virus itself, and the general stress of exams and…

from Greater LA

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about President Trump’s lawyers’ first day of impeachment arguments, more on the legal cases of those arrested during the riot.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers