I'm from San Bernardino, CA.
I lived in Tokyo for a few years, am fluent in Japanese, pretty good in Spanish, okay in Mandarin,
I have a PhD in Asian Studies from Cornell University, did a Fulbright in Japan, a post-doctorate at Princeton,
Thus far my work has won two Emmys (plus two nominations), and a Pulitzer (with the Los Angeles Times).
I’ve also established the (possibly) world's largest public collection of Japanese hip-hop, and hosted a TV show about video games.
My dissertation was on Japanese hip-hop, happy to send you a copy if you'd like t read it.
if you'd like a more detailed resume, here you go.
Feel free to contact me if you need specifics.