Interview: Mike Shinoda


Michael Kenji Shinoda, a member of Linkin Park, was born and raised in Agoura Hills, a suburb north of Los Angeles, to a Japanese American father and Caucasian mother. 

This album introduces the following 8 clips from his interview on January 16, 2006 followed by his profile.

1. First experience writing music 

2. Drawing on paper napkins 

3. Contemplating identity in Los Angeles 

4. Connecting to Japan 

5. Insights from family on Japanese American internment 

6. Politics in music 

7. Role as an artist 

8. Being a good example for people 

* Original interview clips were posted in the Discover Nikkei Interviews section.

Slides in this album 

Album Type

Video interview

editor — Last modified Jun 28 2021 1:49 a.m.

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