Roland Nozomu Kelts
Roland Nozomu Kelts is Consultant: Creative Businesses with Gamma Law, based in Tokyo and New York. Mr. Kelts is a writer, editor, essayist and lecturer, and is the author of the book “Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US” and the forthcoming novel, “Access.” Mr. Kelts assists Gamma Law clients in the J-Pop Content and media businesses with international expansion and transition to new media channels, in both the United States and Japan.
Mr. Kelts has presented on contemporary Japanese culture worldwide and has taught at numerous universities in Japan and the United States, including New York University and the University of Tokyo. His fiction and nonfiction appear in such publications as: “Zoetrope: All Story,” “Psychology Today,” “Playboy,” “The Wall Street Journal,” “The Christian Science Monitor,” “Vogue Japan,” “Adbusters” magazine, “The Millions,” “The Japan Times,” “Animation Magazine,” “Bookforum” and “The Village Voice.
Mr. Kelts is the Editor in Chief of the Anime Masterpieces screening and discussion program, the commentator for National Public Radio’s series, “Pacific Rim Diary”, and the author of a monthly column for “The Daily Yomiuri” newspaper. His latest project is the English edition of the Japanese literary culture magazine, “Monkey Business,” and a book on Silicon Valley e-media.