Hello, thanks for tuning into Planet of the Courageous.   I’m Dr.Dean Nelson, host of Planet of the Courageous.This planet is spinning and hurling through space at 67,000 miles per hour.  It takes courage to not slip into fear and collapse into anxiety, one can find some many justifications for selfishness and prejudice.  But we do have 2 ears to listen to one another and 1 heart that can provide a common ground but this takes Courage. We choose the right planet for the opportunity to learn courage and try to  solve so many challenges.

Today I get the delight to interview David Butz,  a member of a slightly maligned profession as of late.  He’s been a career journalistic and is presently the business editor for the Honolulu Star -Advertiser.  He previously worked in Japan from 1985 to 1998 first as Tokyo bureau chief and later managing editor of Asia  for Bloomberg News. In this job he managed and built the area staff from 5 to 150 reporters,  covering 18 different locations. On a personal note, he met  his wife while in Japan and has been married for 37 years. He has 2 stunning sons and 2 way above average grandchildren.