Theater journalist. Her articles on various forms of performing arts in Japan and abroad, including drama, dance, musical, and classical performing arts, have been published in such general magazines as InRed and CREA, theater journals like act guide, and online media such as TJAPAN and otocoto. Previous posts include member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater’s planning and management committee, and judge at the Agency for Cultural Affairs’ National Arts Festival. Various articles (in Japanese and English) that appeared in The Japan Times can be found here: https://natsumedate.at.webry.info/
Nobuaki Doi (1981, Tokyo) has worked as a curator, researcher, and critic in the field of animation. Since 2015, he has been working as Festival Director for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, the only animation festival held inside a terminal building of an airport. He founded a distribution company New Deer and published two books on animation: Personal Harmony: Yuri Norstein and the Aesthetic of Contemporary Animation (Film Art Sha, 2016) and Introduction to the Animation in the 21st Century. (Film Art Sha, 2017).