Welcome to my humble blog. I’m Alex, and Asia is my passion. I reside in Washington, D.C., but I have spent a lot of time studying and working in Japan. Japan is my great passion, but Japan has strong ties to the continent, and in learning about Japan I was drawn to the rest of East Asia, in turn. I will write about the links between the US and Asia through politics, alliances, culture and trade. Together we will follow current events, popular culture, history, and delve as deeply into the significance of all of them as we can.
Asia is about as big as big gets, so I realize that saying “Asia is my passion” is pretty vague. But I am completely serious. I love Asia in all its incredible diversity. If the twenty-first century is going to be the Asia Century, the rest of us need to understand this vast, diverse, and, above all, populous region. You can’t pigeonhole 2 billion people. Please join me, so that we can learn together.