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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


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I usually pick up the business section of any paper I can find when I go to the gym. I can’t just bike or run or read. I have to mix them. Well, I can’t bike and run at the same time.

In today’s San Jose Mercury News there was an article “Stanford still the golden goose of valley tech.

Yesterday there was a forum of 5 Billionaires or near billionaire veterans of the computer science department.

One was the former president of Sun Microsystems, Andy Bechtolsheim. Another was Jim Clark, who founded Silicon Graphics . David Shaw of the Wall Street investment fund D E SHAW was there as were David Filo and Jerry Yang, co-founders of Yahoo .

Noticeably absent were Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google . Had they brought their wives and divided their bank books in half they could have increased the number of billionaires present.

Mark Horowitz, president of Rambus…(I am not allowed to view their home page..) made an interesting comment that brings this event into the PanAsianBiz fold.

“If you make it difficult for foreign students to come here…you will ahve a dramatick effect on the quality of the technology industry in the United States.”

And the best students we can find…he said, come from India and China. But they are being enticed by graduate programs in their own countries.

Whoa! Now, even Stanford is feeling the heat.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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  • Helen Wang says:


    Interesting blog you have here. In my experience, I found Amrericans are very interested in learning about Chinse culture and business-related etiquitte. Please check it out.

    PS. Vida Zhang is my friend.

  • panasianbiz says:

    The way things are in China, business and all…the interest has grown even more so.

    I hope to meet Vida when she returns. She is in the north bay and I live in the south bay.

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