Gil Asakawa Discusses New Book with New England Region

On Thursday, December 8, Council Leader Gil Asakawa, nationally known journalist, blogger, speaker, and commentator on Japanese American and Asian American identity, gave a light-hearted informative personal tour of the Japanese food revolution in America through the pages of his new book, “Tabeshamasho! Let’s Eat, A Tasty History of Japanese Food in America” (Stone Bridge Press) at MIT. Gil was then joined by Debra Samuels, cookbook author and Japanese food specialist for a post-talk discussion followed by Q&A. There was a raffle after the discussion for people joining in-person, where the lucky winners received a copy of “Tabeshamasho! Let’s Eat” that was then personally signed by Gil. 

This event was joint-sponsored by USJC, the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the MIT-Japan Program.

Thank you to Christine Pilcavage (JALD ’20) for the written content and photos!