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Tadahiko Emura

Assistant Professor

Born in Okayama, Japan. Graduated from the Doctoral Degree Program of the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, in 2012 (PhD).
Emura specializes in sculpture using traditional Kanshitsu techniques by Urushi lacquer, with a focus on the theory and modern history of sculpture from the creator’s perspective, and the art expresssion by touch. He is a member of Shinseisaku association. For more information on his career and research activities, see Researchmap (https://researchmap.jp/tadahiko_emura).

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Kaori Inuma

Assistant Professor

Born in Kanagawa, Japan.
Inuma graduated from the Doctoral Degree Program of the Graduate School for Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, in 2021 (PhD).
Her research interest is in the various narratives regarding British Spiritualism and fairy beliefs around nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Analyzing them, she aims to theorize “Fairy Ontology,” the unique mode of being of the supernatural.
For more information on her career and research activities, see Researchmap (https://researchmap.jp/kaorinuma).





Hyunchae Cheong

Assistant Professor

Born in Seoul, Korea. Hyunchae graduated from the Doctoral Degree Program of the Graduate School of Art and Design, Tama Art University, in 2019 (PhD).
She is a designer & creative director, and her talents cross-over art, design, concepts and styles with consistency of smart thinking always at the heart of her work. She has worked as a designer at Kenma. Inc and then as a creative director at Samsung Electronics Japan.
Her current research is focused on “Design Potential in the Age of Shared Value (New Paradigm of Social Design).”
For more information on her career and research activities, see her website (https://www.hyunchae.com).