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Keith Yatsuhashi

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Keith Yatsuhashi was born in 1965 in Boston, MA. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1989 and is currently the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Repped by Laura Zatz, Red Sofa Literary

Keith was a competitive figure skater for ten years, winning the U.S. National Junior Dance Championships in 1984, a bronze medal in the 1983 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and a silver medal in 1984.

Keiths grandfather, Harumichi Yatsuhashi, was Asian art dealer and merchant (1886- 1982). He was born in Tano, Japan, on December 15, 1886. Upon completion of his studies in Osaka, Mr. Harumichi Yatsuhashi secured employment in the Osaka office of the prestigious Asian antiquities firm, Yamanaka & Company. In 1907 he joined Yamanka & Companys branch office in Boston, Massachusetts, as its general manager and treasurer of the companys Asian division. Located at 424 Boylston Street, the store was a center for Chinese art, as well as for Japanese assorted goods. Yatsuhashi Harumichi fostered exchange between his native and adopted homeland. He was a member and officer (president in 1931) of the Japan Society of Boston since 1921, an avid supporter of the Boston Marathon, and a founder of the Boston-Kyoto Sister City Foundation.

Keiths father, Masao Yatsuhashi was a prominent oncologist. A graduate of Harvard Med, he helped found Pondville Hospital, the first cancer hospital in the U.S.

In addition to his love of writing, Keith enjoys many hobbies such as golf, reading, and playing football and hockey with his sons. Keith currently lives in Norfolk, MA with his wife, Kathleen and three childrenCaitlin, Jeffrey, and Justin.

Genres: Fantasy
   1. Kojiki (2014)
   2. Kokoro (2017)

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