Rev. Dr. Kenneth Tanaka is a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist priest and professor emeritus of Buddhist Studies at Musashino University in Tokyo, Japan. He is also the former president of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies. His book Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts, and the Young at Heart (With a Bit of Humor) is available for free download at bdkamerica.org. Free print copies are available for institutions upon request.