I’m talking about Professor Donald Keene. Born in 1922 in New York City, Professor Keene is a Japanologist who taught Japanese Literature at Columbia University for over fifty years. After the 2011 March 11 disaster he decided to apply for Japanese citizenship and to live out the remainder of his days in Japan. Already well known and revered in Japan, his move has earned him even greater respect. He’s certainly someone I’d like to meet.