Oh, hello. I'm not sure we've met before.  I'm Ken Tanaka.  I make art, videos, books and music.  I was born in Los Angeles, but when I was a very tiny baby, I was adopted and taken to Shimane, Japan where I was raised. I came back to Los Angeles in 2007 to begin searching for Jonathan and Linda Smith.  I started making YouTube videos about my search.

   I am the co-author of Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown Ups, along with my long lost identical twin brother David Ury;.  I met David thanks to my friends on Youtube.  You might know him from his role on the show Breaking Bad or Community.


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Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown-ups
By Ken Tanaka, David Ury