Bill Clifford
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After 12 years in Japan where he headed the Asian news bureaus for CNBC Tokyo and CBS MarketWatch , Bill Clifford returned to the U.S. in 2003 and discovered a new audience for his advice on personal finance and investing: kids in the Boston public schools. On days when he’s not turning classrooms into market places, Clifford practices what he teaches as a day-trader – a passion he couldn’t indulge as a financial correspondent. He also maintains deep ties with Japan as a consultant to the Japan Society of Boston and as a research associate at Harvard University’s Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

Clifford is currently working on a book about Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher and art scholar who became curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s renowned Asiatic collection at the turn of the 20th century.