About Me

Ken Reiman is a  United States diplomat  experienced in guiding  Fortune 100 companies to expand and enter new markets across Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.  He is a global foreign affairs leader with a proven track record in foreign policy formulation, implementation, lobbying, and strategic external engagement.  When significant contracts, collateral and resources are at stake, Ken has the international business acumen to achieve success in high-paced and high-stress operating environments. 

Ken combines his passion for foreign policy and international business to resolve complex political, economic, and operational challenges.  He has worked in Tokyo, Japan as a Business Development Manager to address Japan’s energy security needs.  He brought technological innovation hubs to Africa, among his numerous other noteworthy accomplishments.  Ken’s love of innovation and diversity stems from his Japanese American roots and multicultural background.

When Ken is not guiding organizations and individuals to succeed in foreign operating environments, he is an author who enjoys chronicling/composing, as well as raising two energetic boys. 

160 Year Anniversary of Japan’s First Diplomatic Mission to the U.S.

We celebrate the 160 year anniversary of Japan’s First Diplomatic Mission to the United States, first arriving in San Francisco on March 29, 1860. It was an honor to be asked to present as a featured speaker. Thank you University of San Francisco, the Japan Society of Northern California, and..

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The Year’s First Dream – What Did You Dream About?

In Japan, it is believed that the first dream of the New Year is important because it tells you what the year holds for you. What did you dream about? Here’s a haiku poem by Itō Shōu in English and Japanese below.

The year’s first dream –

a secret I spoke to no one,

smiling..

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Reflecting on 2019 – Lots to be Grateful

Christmas and Hanukkah remind us to cherish life, family, and our faith. There is much to reflect on this December as we near the New Year. What are you most grateful for? For me it is my family, my health, my friends, and God. Material things are far from my list of wishes. I am blessed to have a..

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Saint Nicholas and Holiday Cheer

The tradition of Santa Claus comes from Saint Nicholas an early Christian Bishop from Turkey during the Roman Empire. His legendary habit of secret gift-giving, particularly to poor children gave rise to our modern day Santa Claus. Wherever you may be, our family wishes you a merry Christmas and happy..

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Family and Friends: Faith and Gratitude

We often say happy holidays. The word “holiday” implies a vacation. In fact, we are not celebrating time off, but holy days for many people. Why do we not simply say happy holy days? Commercialization has replaced the true meaning of the holy days of Christmas and Hanukkah. The gift of a God has..

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EBook/Kindle Version Out!

Happy to announce the Kindle version of my memoir Love Both Keep Both came out on Black Friday 11/29/2019 via Amazon for those of you who requested an eBook version. The book is available for purchase here.
Thanks to Indigo River Publishing and everyone who was involved in this project. Thankful..

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Words That Ring True Today

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
— Abraham Lincoln

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Japan Urban Homeless Project – Share with Others

When we help the homeless we help ourselves, our country, and our community. The strong and fortunate have a responsibility to help the weak and poor. Isn’t that what true power is? When we think about how we can utilize our talents to help the oppressed we are reminded of our obligations to..

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People Need a Voice and a Choice Let Yours Be Heard!

“Sometimes the person who has not been able to speak or be heard has the most powerful message to deliver.” Quote by Ken Reiman
Thanks to everyone who purchased my book and allowed me to share my experience with others. I hope it will inspire others to share their hopes and dreams..

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