Author, playwright, theatre director and translator, Roger graduated UCLA in political science before getting his MA in Russian Area Studies at Harvard. He has published 36 books in English and Japanese, including novels, plays, essays and translations from Japanese, Russian and Polish and his autobiography, "The Unmaking of an American". He is currently head of the Center for the Study of World Civilizations at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His website is accessible through this link. He is a Japan Focus Associate.