Gil Asakawa
Gil Asakawa
Gil Asakawa
Gil Asakawa

Gil Asakawa

Gil Asakawa has worked in the media as a writer, editor, music critic and online expert for 40 years. He's currently Asoociate Editor for New Hope Network's Nutrition Business Journal.


Gil and his partner Erin Yoshimura recently launched visualizAsian.com, 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, Nikkeiview.com, 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.

Titles by Author

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!

by Gil Asakawa

Your favorite Japanese foods, home-cooked, packaged, or served in restaurants, and how they came to delight the American palate.

Being Japanese American

Being Japanese American

by Gil Asakawa

A celebration of JA culture: facts, recipes, songs, words, and memories that every JA will want to share.

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