Benjamin Boas


Benjamin is an author of two books that have been published by Shogakukan, one of the most distinguished Japanese publisher. He’s written on Japanese culture and English education.  


Cool Japan

Benjamin currently serves as a global cultural ambassador for the Japanese government's "Cool Japan" program and Tourism Ambassador of Tokyo's Nakano Ward. Benjamin makes regular appearances on Japanese television, including NHK programs Tokyo Eye 2020 and Journeys in Japan. Originally hailing from the New York area, Benjamin first moved to Japan on a Fulbright Fellowship after graduating from Brown University.


Visiting Scholar

Benjamin is also a visiting scholar at Keio University focusing on the anthropology of leisure in Japan. He designs cultural experiences in Japan for international and domestic clients, including the Harvard Club of Japan, Pasona Group, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In 2014, Benjamin was recognized by the English Department of Japan Women's University for excellence.


Writer & Editor

Benjamin has been an expert in English and Japanese since 2008, he edits English-language educational materials for renowned publishers such as Kawai Juku, Shogakukan, Tokyo University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology; He also writes for popular media such as Netflix, Studio Ghibli, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Metropolis Magazine, The Japan Times, and TimeOut Tokyo.