Kenji Yoshino: Who Are You?

Academic and Author
A Japanese Yankee.
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Question: Who are you?

Kenji Yoshino: It’s Kenji Yoshino. I was born in Los Angeles, California. I hope that that didn’t shape me at all. I have no asperations on L.A. at all, but my family moved very early on to Boston, Massachusetts. And that, I think, did shape me because that’s where I grew up. And I think I have a very strong New England streak in me. I think it’s a work ethic thing. And I also think it’s a kind of taciturnity of you don’t make friends that easily, but once you have a friend you are that person’s friend for life.