The thought occurred to me in a dream the other night about being appointed U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
It would be logical, as Mr. Spock would say.
- A Trump supporter before it became fashionable.
- Two degrees in political science (A.A. from El Camino College and B.A. from California State University, Long Beach).
- Some state government experience (as field representative to Assemblyman Paul Bannai).
|Above, Armand with California State Assemblyman Paul Bannai.|
- Traveled to Japan eight times and visited many regions.
|Above, at Mt. Aso in Kyushu.|
- Has hosted dinners there (the experience would come in handy in hosting dinners in the ambassador's residence).
|Above, a dinner at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel.|
- Published writer of articles on Japanese pop culture in the U.S. and Japan.
- Has some name recognition in Japan.
|Above, the English edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun.|
- Wrote a Japan travel guide.
If appointed, I'd have to come out of retirement. But for such an opportunity, hell yes, I'd do it!
(Thanks to Brad Shey for the newspaper headline!)