Gil Asakawa

Gil Asakawa has worked in the media as a writer, editor, music critic and online expert for 30 years. He's currently Manager of Audience Development for MediaNews Group, the parent company of The Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News.

Gil and his partner Erin Yoshimura recently launched, a website featuring live interviews with Asian American Pacific Islander leaders to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

The author of Being Japanese American (Stone Bridge Press, 2004) and co-author of The Toy Book (Knopf, 1991). He is a nationally-known speaker and commentator on Japanese American and Asian American identity and issues. He writes a blog,, about pop culture and politics from an Asian American perspective. He also tweets, spends too much time on Facebook, and is a member of every social site and service he hears about.

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