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Roland Kelts @rolandkelts Tokyo / New York

Half-Japanese author, JAPANAMERICA. Fellow/contributor @niemanfdn @monkeybizjapan @TEDTalks @newyorker @nytimes @guardian @japantimes @thetls @cnn @guernicamag

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Some of us have waited a long time for this. And ULTRAMAN Day, online Friday July 10, looks awesome.… https://t.co/uYQfJZDCx8
7/10
2020
@observingjapan Congrats. Looking forward to it.*A professor named "Journalist."Contributor & friend, author Masatsugu Ono on Haruki Murakami, Kenzaburo Oe, Yoko Tawada & Minae Mizumura in… https://t.co/mDF3f03fSd
Retweeted by Roland KeltsMy interview on Japanese history for US TV. I play a professor. https://t.co/Fk5719YvC9 https://t.co/PRoSXrjxLp
7/9
2020
New White House coronavirus policy is rough tough rugged Americana: Learn to live with it. https://t.co/DzdH9aOJUqAmerican Steve Alpert talks about what it was like to spend 15 years working closely with Japanese animation master… https://t.co/xz2aT6zQ1w
Retweeted by Roland Kelts @hikosaemon So good I showed it during a marketing lecture at an anime studio. Annotated, of course.Yet another prescient DeLillo line -- "the future belongs to crowds" -- applied by pal @Paul_R_Elie to pandemic & p… https://t.co/A2Ne1E1m9U @motokorich @ManohlaDargis Met him over drinks in Brooklyn near BAM. Gem of a guy.
7/7
2020
@MarikaKatanuma Ah, yes. Me, too. First saw that at a morning screening in a half-empty theater on the UWS. @Uroak_Miku @NAR Yes.This book's too much fun not to review. Inside Studio Ghibli w/Hayao Miyazaki, yes, but also what working in Japan… https://t.co/o6xIo07oZ5
7/6
2020
@DRyukenWilliams Omedetou, Duncan.
7/4
2020
@CrusherJones @waseda_univ Bit o' both, incongruously.I have started Zoom-ing my intensive seminar on Japanese popular culture at @waseda_univ. Record enrollment this ye… https://t.co/cUaRIoeK9FWoah. https://t.co/GzjU8eiEC1Each week, my schedule for the rest of this calendar year feels more like the title of one of my favorite story col… https://t.co/aTnonj0GhTIf you haven't already, make natto & miso your morning mainstays. Ferment the virus. https://t.co/n4Gdu6Vs67 https://t.co/zT4Nv8P6Pi
7/3
2020
@leinfelder27 @matsudaoko Juliet's terrific, as are those titles. Couldn't agree more. (Well, actually I could: More.)This cuts almost too close to home for me to bear but is written with such candor, precision and restraint that I a… https://t.co/qibJAwYMi9 @GearoidReidy That dreaded word: exponential.
7/2
2020
Agreed. This book is eminently scream-worthy. The best short story collection I've read this year. By @matsudaoko https://t.co/quwL0eTiK4Ah. “'My God, the thought of being without him – the world would be too bleak!'” says Reiner, and Brooks’ face fall… https://t.co/TGhC2LBbxi
7/1
2020
@Benjanmin Pies are pretty tasty, too.
6/30
2020
Two telling graphs (#US, #Europe, #Canada, #Japan) # 1: Cases per million # 2: Deaths per million (via @nytimes) https://t.co/xsryB3hlU6 @craigmod "Let's enjoy these aimless days while we can, I told myself, fearing some kind of deft acceleration." - Don DeLillo, White Noise.
6/29
2020
@BlakRabbit from the article: "... b follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created… https://t.co/DXHYkd2BndA.I. robot lands lead role in $70 million Hollywood film. No joke. And she was made in Japan, of course. https://t.co/yrzQoYBUArReasons to Live: Don DeLillo's new novel, The Silence, out in October. “I started with a vision of empty streets i… https://t.co/HGupcCUwu9
6/25
2020
@HanazonoCherry Thanks for the clarification. Was wondering how self-loathing played into your analysis and waiting… https://t.co/f7VdlB3fAQ @jaasherman Yes! That’s him. So glad you remember. Was a lot of fun.
6/24
2020
This is today, 1 pm EST: the man who brought Studio Ghibli to the world and wrote a book about it is doing an AMA o… https://t.co/n4d12FLfBY @katbeee @jljzen Excellent point. But what about anime fans? Aren't they international, too?K-Pop fans get political. J-Pop fans, not so much. Wonder why? https://t.co/nDNQBCvUnK
6/23
2020
@esbengroendal Ah, that's Shinjuku Gyoen — and you're right, it is. It's also right round the corner from my office… https://t.co/YpQXeHI5rhTokyo has some great parks. The rainy season turns them green. And this year, hardly anyone else is in them. https://t.co/NWdzunelSI
6/22
2020
@thecob82 @readvertical Forever, yes. And I did that more than a few times myself. We might've been at other ends of their counter.Izakaya Riki was *the* Midtown Japanese refuge for dinner and drinks after meetings with the team from… https://t.co/mST9MAxjoe
6/18
2020
@tiger @craigmod Excellent point. Me, too, sadly.I'd nearly forgotten how much @craigmod's lovely essay on classic Japanese coffee houses and pizza toast makes me n… https://t.co/8mcRSZGz0DBest Books of 2020: "Breasts and Eggs" by friend and @monkeybizjapan author @mieko_kawakami takes the top slot!… https://t.co/rtFUl8JShN
6/17
2020
First anime version of classic disaster novel "Japan Sinks" from @masaakiyuasa drops on @netflix July 9. https://t.co/mnoDZ4vR09An insider's account behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki drops today from @StoneBridgePubhttps://t.co/Zu2j5qInh7Wasn't that long ago, was it. https://t.co/Pi9yBm5srK
6/16
2020
And ... Taiyo Matsumoto’s design concepts for Inu-Oh. Inspired, of course. https://t.co/kPnVAYq6gv @anniemacnee Done.This project brings together three of my favorite contemporary Japanese artists: Novelist & friend Hideo Furukawa (… https://t.co/bqYQhWV6CE
6/15
2020
@ArabNewsjp @dartshtajio For more background on #anime studio @dartshtajio, I profiled the founding team for… https://t.co/9SPosnr7iT
6/14
2020
@MarieMockett Of course.How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded ... Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom ties up with Toei. No, it's true. https://t.co/D7pJoiAo0q
6/13
2020
Dear friend, author & scholar Susan Napier on why Hayao Miyazaki's "Nausicaa" is *the* film for our pandemic times.… https://t.co/9qSYfI8wocHere's a deeper dive into China's growing investment in Japan's anime, manga and game biz. “Japanese ACGs (anime, c… https://t.co/Yu8LWiq523
6/12
2020
China's Tencent Holdings, the world's largest video game publisher and owner of WeChat messenger, just made another… https://t.co/GPlYZ1d6vR @CrusherJones @PublishersWkly Next edition maybe.Kudos to my friend David Karashima for the starred @PublishersWkly review of his new book about Haruki Murakami. Or… https://t.co/V4ET0G6gaB
6/11
2020
My lockdown facial fringe on @HISTORY tonight at 9 EST, w/apologies. https://t.co/WnRzC0w6oaMindo over matter. @Urbandirt on Finance Minister Taro Aso's latest gaffe citing 'cultural superiority' for Japan's… https://t.co/xRVj4CcWgr @robotopia @HISTORY Hah! Think he was too expensive. @MarieMockett When he enters the wrong chamber and starts whispering his sweet nothings into the wrong ... ear. @robotopia @HISTORY Me, either. Time takes tolls. @HISTORY Talking about the notorious 'M-Fund,' or 'Yamashita's Gold,' or 'The Black Eagle Trust,' or ... and scruff… https://t.co/PTthNlJnK0 @MarieMockett Am partial to the Washburn because it gets the humor, quasi-splapstick at times.No live gigs for a while now but I gave an interview to @HISTORY that will air Tuesday night, June 9, at 9 pm EST,… https://t.co/LlVNwYI88P
6/9
2020
Japanese govt. tries (again) to crack down on manga piracy, this time focusing on hyperlinked "leech sites." But th… https://t.co/XhSF9D5XujAn American marriage forged by anime. Cool kids. https://t.co/Og31tIH3cD @shamblanderson A friend of mine produced this doc about Le Guin. You've likely seen it, but. https://t.co/lSE5kXSWxp
6/8
2020
@yurikageyama Thanks for being on-site and for your tireless reporting... that in the regions in Japan where they eat a lot of natto, there is not a single person to die of Covid-19; so… https://t.co/5TTQ1JbIAnA Japanese delicacy of fermented soya beans called natto is particularly high in the second type of vitamin K and t… https://t.co/yVZ1MMDwey
6/7
2020
Tokyo joins. https://t.co/OAAAT5D9CL
6/6
2020
American Harvest by @MarieMockett is an epic vision of American landscapes and a deeply personal encounter with the… https://t.co/O5p7MTKhMXPretty cool news: Classic Osamu Tezuka titles like Astro Boy & Black Jack start streaming on @retrocrush_tv this Fr… https://t.co/wgfGVzcRr0
6/5
2020
"I fit the description." This grotesque episode recounted by artist @steve_locke conveys the feeling of being blac… https://t.co/R7r8i6QPDM @augustinpalm @jakeadelstein @fccjapan @mizrama @saidk Will look up my firm's info & DM you.Nuts. I'd ask WHY, but ... https://t.co/2JijlTqXg6
6/3
2020
The lights on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building changed from rainbow to red tonight for the Tokyo Alert. T… https://t.co/4KHxxO06eY
Retweeted by Roland Kelts @augustinpalm @fccjapan @jakeadelstein @mizrama @saidk I don't know for certain but would guess that the ban supers… https://t.co/fHDTM9EqNWWhen Hayao Miyazaki blew off an invite from Martin Scorsese: Great anecdote from Steve Alpert's funny and fascinati… https://t.co/DRbVPew6Il
6/2
2020
Another amazing story about how Amazon really operates, and for whom. Warning: Dystopic. (By @jwherrman) https://t.co/k4pNWLyrrhIt's best to see the monkey as simply a monkey, and nothing more. - Haruki Murakami on his latest short story in… https://t.co/kICqNdOsExRooftop yakitori. https://t.co/2Klh4YnDRs
6/1
2020
"and those neat, child-friendly features sank all too readily into the caved-in sadness of old age." but what a goo… https://t.co/TmhrPXeX55How Neil Gaiman protected Princess Mononoke from Disneyfication https://t.co/Dn1r2rqkuf
5/29
2020
Love octopuses. Take that as you may. https://t.co/nmLaSQzBx9I’m so grateful into flowers now. Have no idea why. These are speckled red and near my office. https://t.co/qd92NEjar7
5/26
2020
@augustinpalm https://t.co/fjYhsEJSrM
5/25
2020
In terms of Japan’s low death rate, the “it’s a mystery” response seems more like a stubborn rejection of Japan’s m… https://t.co/V7RZoXfYtm
5/22
2020
@lawrencebrenner @NAR Think it's inevitable. @NAR Those communal voice-dubbing sessions in small studios are a super-size problem.New study says @zoom_us is slower than other services during international calls and meetings -- because all of its… https://t.co/K8PQDL613k @EccentricFanboy @NAR You are exactly right. But then their work is usually delivered by hand to cramped, unventila… https://t.co/ArwOjvcdZi
5/21
2020
@JaycelAdkins @NAR My face exactly.Japan's anime studios are being hit hard by the pandemic, say producers, artists and analysts, and recovery will li… https://t.co/8ktTOyCSC8Omedetou! Bravo! @Brian_Ashcraft. This looks great. https://t.co/HC7TyLcjydAn in-depth look at the challenges facing Japanese anime in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, by @rolandkelts in… https://t.co/g0NtJyNcuX
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5/20
2020
Omedetou! Happy 75th birthday to Mr. Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend. https://t.co/7G9AYp9iiO https://t.co/BnUiGlWHm4Big holes, well-poked. https://t.co/N90GshDabyIt’s a mystery. It’s a conspiracy. Communication Breakdown. https://t.co/8XAhYpOQDpProject Anime is compiling a list of anime and other pop culture cons hosting virutal events online. https://t.co/kmucZhD95N
5/19
2020

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