Author

John Nathan

Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

John Nathan is the Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He has translated the novels of both Yukio Mishima and the Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe into English, and is also the author of a definitive biography of Mishima.

Mr. Nathan’s book “Sony: The Private Life” received a spot on Business Week’s list of the best books of 1999.

He also contributes to The New Yorker and other publications, and is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.

John Nathan lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Articles by John Nathan

How Japan Embraces China

Is Japan turning towards China — and away from the United States?

August 2, 2004