What it really comes down to, I think, is that he was in a hurry and didn’t want to take the time to grind out a career the way most journalists do. Forget the daily grind of compromises and small sacrifices in the service of something more important. No, for Kai Nagata, it was now or never. ‘I thought if I paid my dues and worked my way up through the ranks, I could maybe reach a position of enough influence and credibility that I could say what I truly feel,’ he writes. ‘I’ve realized there’s no time to wait.’ Indeed.