Dual Citizens Bring Nations Closer

Dual citizens bring nations closer.  I argue this in my book LoveBothKeepBoth: Passport to Peace, Prosperity and Strengthened Diplomacy.  Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson agree.  The couple officially became dual citizens this week by obtaining Greek citizenship.  Congratulations!

Using this occasion to share one of my favorite Tom Hank’s quotes: “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.  It’s the hard that makes it great.”

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5 Reasons for Dual Nationality: Reason #3

Pressuring or forcing dual nationals to renounce one of their citizenships is analogous to creating a brick-less Berlin Wall. It locks in the citizen by making defection more difficult such that poor governance need not result in loss of subjects.


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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 to all my supports, friends, and family. Happy Thanksgiving to all!


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Memoir Out 10/15/2019 Available for Pre-Order

It was a long time coming, but my memoir comes out on 10/15/2019. It is available for pre-order via Target, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other online outlets.  I will also be featuring it soon via my website.

For now, you can find it here via Amazon, here via Target, and here via Barnes and Noble:

“In this book the reader is offered the unique opportunity to explore not only the mind but also the  heart of a Japanese-American diplomat who “dares” to be proud of his dual heritage. In an age where “diversity” is touted as an important value to uphold, reality does not always live up to the struggles and aspirations of men and women whose very DNA is multicultural and multilingual. Ken Reiman’s passionately told and deeply personal story will inspire all those for whom “duality” is an integral part of who they are, not only as citizens but also as human beings. Society can only benefit from heeding his call to celebrate and utilize such rich human experiences for the good of others—and ultimately, for the creation of a better world—together.”

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., D.Phil.

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies &

Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

University of San Francisco

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Quote of the Day

Today’s loss leads to tomorrow’s gain!

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