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Mitsuru Fujie is Professor of Aesthetics and Art Education at Aichi University of Education. He serves as vice president of the Japanese Association of Art Education. His research includes museum education, art textbook, and DBAE.

Kinichi Fukumoto is Professor of Art Education at Hyogo University of Teacher Education. He was elected as a World Council member of INSEA in 2002. His recent studies include "Artistic Activities of Children and Their Bodies: From Virtual Reality to Extended Reality," Matrix: Studies in Basic Art Education 3 (Wakayama, Japan: Team Matrix, 2002), 20-23 and "The Development of the Interactive Multi-media Learning Materials for Art Expression/Appreciation," InSEA 30th World Congress Proceedings CD-ROM (Brisbane, Australia, 1999).

Yoko Hino is Associate Professor of Art Education in the Faculty of Education at Kagawa University. Her recent contributions include, "Art for 'Living's Sake' and Education: The Work of Individual Life 'in the Historical World,'" in History of Art Education Proceedings, 3d Penn State International Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997.

Kazuhiro Ishizaki is Associate Professor of Art Education in the Faculty of Education at Utsunomiya University, Japan. Wenchun Wang is Independent Scholar in Japan and past Coordinator of Invited Seminar Japan of the 31st InSEA World Congress in New York. The co-authors' recent publications include articles in Studies in Art Education and Proceedings of the 31st InSEA World Congress.

Masako Iwano is Associate Professor at Yamaguchi Prefectural University. This essay was developed from her two recent articles on the artist-in-residence project, which were published in Japanese journals for intercultural education in 2000 and 2002. The former article was awarded a prize at the 26th International Education research competition sponsored by the Tezukayama Gakuin University in Japan.

Takuya Kaneda is Associate Professor of Art Education at Otsuma Women's University in Tokyo. He is the coauthor of Nurturing Our Wholeness: Perspectives on Spirituality in Education with John Miller. He is active as the representative of Kids' Guernica International Children's Peace Mural Project.

Yoshimasa Kaneko is Associate Professor of Art Education at the Kochi University. The focus of his research is on the art education of Bauhaus, especially on the art theory of Johannes Itten in the days of the Ittenschule. Sent by the Ministry of Education, Kaneko was a visiting scholar at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin. Kaneko is also one of the authors of the High School Course of Study: Art Edition.

Kingo Masuda is Professor of Art Education at Tokyo Gakugei University. He is Director of the Japanese organization of International Society for Education through Art. His recent research topic is on the transition of instructional methods of Japanese art education.

Kenta Motomura is Assistant Professor at Iwate University. His research focuses on the art education of the Bauhaus and on the theory and practice of Johannes Itten. His research also includes multimedia and art.

Motoki Nagamori is Professor of Art Education at the Wakayama University. He is a chief editor of WebAE (Web Journal of Japanese Art Education). His recent research focuses on media art. [End Page 122]

Kazuyo Nakamura is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Hiroshima University, Japan. She was Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2000 to 2003. Her research focuses on aesthetic education based on Dewey's philosophy.

Toshio Naoe is Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at the University of Tsukuba. He is the author of Nijusseiki Zenhan no Eikoku ni oketu Bijutsu Kyouiku Kaikaku no Kenkyuu [Reform in Art Education in the First Half of the Twentieth Century in the United Kingdom].

Masashi Okada is Associate Professor of Art Education at Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan. His recent research focuses on the historical correlation between music and painting, and he develops educational programs for integrating art and music with pianist Takao Nakajima.

Yasuaki Okamoto is Senior Curator at Utsunomiya Museum of Art in Utsunomiya, Japan. He has been interested in various "body" connected subjects within the present information-based society. He aims at reconsidering subjects, expressions, and recognition from the viewpoint of the body in order to discover a new idea of unifying society. Among...


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