Aug 30

Justin’s Japan: Interview with ‘Speed Tribes’ Author/JET Alum Karl Taro Greenfeld

By JQ magazine editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Visit his Japanese culture page here for related stories. Born in Kobe and raised in America, Karl Taro Greenfeld (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89) is the author of six books, and over the past two decades his writing has graced everything from the Paris Review to Playboy to Time Asia (where he served as editor for two years). His first book was Speed Tribes: Days and […]

Aug 4

******************* JET alum Karl Taro Greenfeld (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89), author of Speed Tribes:  Days and Nights With Japan’s Next Generation), has a new book out titled Triburbia:  A Novel which was recently reviewed by the New York Times (“Bobos in Paradise“).  Here’s the link to the review: For more information about Karl Taro Greenfeld, go to […]

Mar 25

Event: JET alum authors Roland Kelts and Karl Taro Greenfeld to speak in Philadelphia – March 26

After a quick jaunt back to Tokyo, Roland Kelts (Osaka-shi, 1998-99), author of Japanamerica, is back in the U.S. and on the road this week for a short stint for the Association of Asian Studies’ (AAS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, where he will appear on Friday, March 26 for a discussion panel called “The Japan […]

Mar 24

Just after the JET Alumni Author Showcase, I was fortunate to be contacted by another JET alum author–Karl Taro Greenfeld (Kanagawa-ken, 1988-89)–of whom I was previously unaware.  It turns out that in addition to writing a number of books, including Speed Tribes:  Days and Nights With Japan’s Next Generation, Karl previously served as the editor […]

Jun 2

JETAA Canada National Conference Keynote Speech – May 30, 2009 – Toronto By Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-94) IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION Minasan, Ohayo gozaimasu. 1.  First, I’d like to thank JETAA Canada and Gloria Ma and everyone else involved with this conference for inviting me here to speak today.  As an American, I have to […]

Sep 21

Auslin, Michael (Prefecture, Years) – Michael is Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and formerly a professor of Japanese history at Yale University.  He also appeared as a guest judge on an episode of Iron Chef America (one where Chef Morimoto was the selected Iron Chef). Japan Society – 100th anniversary publication […]

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