About Karen Hill Anton
Karen Hill Anton wrote the column “Crossing Cultures” for The Japan Times (Japan’s oldest and largest English-language newspaper) for fifteen years. She’s a cross-cultural competence consultant and coach, and lectures widely on her experience of cross-cultural adaptation and raising four bilingual, bicultural children. Karen served on the internationalization advisory councils of Prime Ministers Obuchi and Hashimoto. Her work appears in The Meaning of Michelle (St. Martin’s Press) and The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (Stone Bridge Press). Originally from New York City, she’s achieved second-degree mastery in Japanese calligraphy and has lived in rural Japan since 1975. In addition to the B.R.A.G. Medallion, The View From Breast Pocket Mountain has been awarded the SPR Gold Prize. Karen is currently finishing a novel.