Profile of Kameda, drummer with the Los Angeles-based On Ensemble.
"My Japanese roots are extremely important. But there is a pretty big dis tinction between a Japanese American heritage and a Japanese heritage. I feel like Japanese Americans have been in this country long enough that we have developed a different culture and iden tity. You really feel that in Japan, you’re just a foreigner. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tokyo, but it’s just not home."