About the Author
KARIN MULLER's four-hour documentary series on Japan will air on public television in fall 2005. Her previous documentaries, "Hitchhiking Vietnam" and "Along the Inca Road," premiered in 1998 (on PBS) and 2000 (on the National Geographic Channel and MSNBC), respectively. Muller is an expert lecturer on Japan for the National Geographic Society, and her writing appears in "National Geographic" and "Traveler" magazines. She appears on Marketplace and other National Public Radio broadcasts. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.