I chose to “ignore” my other roots because my background was not something I could proudly talk about.

Interviewed & Written by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Daniel Penso   Ryuta Hayashi (Japan/Fourth generation of overseas Chinese) Film Director Finally, the day has come for My Eyes Tokyo (MET) to introduce this person to you—Ryuta Hayashi, a film director. MET editor-in-chief Isao Tokuhashi met Hayashi about 20 years ago when he was working for a Japanese-language TV station in Orange County, California, and Hayashi was an international student at a local college. They lived with the same host family and spent their days talking about the American music scene, gossipy stories, and girls they saw on the street