The Team

  • Dr. Gary Mukai

    Director, SPICE, Stanford University

    Prior to joining Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University in 1988, Mukai taught in Japan and California public schools. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University. His curricular writings include extensive work on U.S.–Japan relations and the Japanese-American experience. He is the recipient of the Franklin Buchanan Prize, Association for Asian Studies (1997); Foreign Minister’s Commendation, Japanese government (2007); and the Stanford Alumni Award, Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (2015). Mukai is also a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

  • Rylan Sekiguchi

    Curriculum Designer, SPICE, Stanford University

    Rylan has developed teaching materials for K–12 and community college classrooms for over 10 years at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). His publications include a dozen curriculum units, two documentary films, and several online resources. The Association for Asian Studies has twice recognized him with the Franklin Buchanan Prize—an award given annually to an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia for any grade level.