Born 1966 in Fukui prefecture. Freelance editor and writer, formerly worked as an editor for the monthly magazine Kokoku Hihyo (Madra Publishing). Next to authoring the book David Bowie and Japan When I Met You 1947-2016 (DU Books), he was involved as an editor in a number of publications including 40 ymo by Kenji Miura (Kadokawa). At present he regularly writes for JBpress autograph (“Ongaku enso” https://autograph.ismedia.jp) and GQ Japan (“Kyoju dosei” https://www.gqjapan.jp).
Hiroki Yamamoto, born in Chiba in 1986, is Lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art in Japan. Yamamoto graduated in Social Science at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo in 2010 and completed his MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), London in 2013. In 2018, he received a PhD from the University of the Arts London. From 2013 until 2018, he worked at Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) as a postgraduate research fellow. After working at Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju, South Korea as a research fellow and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the School of Design as a postdoctoral fellow, he was Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts until 2020. His publications include The History of Contemporary Art: Euro-America, Japan, and Transnational (Chuo Koron Sha, 2019), Media and Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences (Rutgers University Press, 2020), and Thinking about Racism (Kyowakoku, 2021).
(Curator/co-director of Tokyo Art Acceleration). Graduated from the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Previously worked at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, and Art Tower Mito. Drawing on the expertise he has built as a curator at public museums, he continues to veer into various new territory, engaging in activities including the direction of the new ANB TOKYO art complex in Roppongi, collaboration on governmental or corporate projects, artist collectives, exhibition planning, etc. Exhibitions he curated include “Beyond the Naked Eye” (2011), the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Vision Vol. 4-7 (2012-2015; all of the above at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum), “Hallo World – For the Post-Human Age” (2018), and “Fujiko Nakaya: Resistance of Fog” (2018-19 at Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Gallery). He was also involved as a guest curator in the exhibitions “Sharing Footsteps” (2015 at Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea) and “Eco Expanded City” (2016 at WRO Art Center, Poland) among others. Participated in the Agency For Cultural Affairs’ overseas training program for curatorsin 2015. Vice director of the Tokyo Photographic Research artist collective.
Music critic, writes about music and the culture surrounding it for publications including iD-Japan, Eureka, OTOTOY, Mikiki, ele-king, The Sign Magazine, and Jazz The New Chapter. His younger brother is New Japan Pro-Wrestling wrestler Tetsuhiro Yagi.
Author, Director. Considered as an opinion leader for Japanese young women. Pieces written by her are regular columns in monthly magazines. Her unique point of view across wide popular culture from clubs, movies, music, food, city and fashion has a huge following in japan. Her production work includes theatrical concerts of ex-pizzicato five lead singer Maki Nomiya since 2007. She is also famous for her sushi performance ”Bijin Sushi” (good looking girl sushi) since 2004. Her motto is to go and see and experience the scene with her own eyes & body. She has a broad network of close associates including Ryuichi Sakamoto, has started a monthly column with her on his website ‘commons’ Shunji Iwai (Film Director) for Whom she was responsible for communication & publishing production, Tizuko Ueno (professor at Tokyo University), Towa Tei (musician) Keita Maruyama (Fashon Designer), Yutaka Sone (artist) Marti Guixe (Designer), gelltin (artist), Jeff Mills (DJ), Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Game Producer) to name new a few. She is currently lecture at Nippon Daigaku School Of Art and Literature. Managing director of HOU71. http://yuyamareiko.typepad.jp/
Nose Yoko was born in Okayama Prefecture and currently works primarily in Aichi Prefecture. She is a curator at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art since 1997. Exhibitions she has curated to date include Feature Exhibition: Kodai Nakahara (2001); Yutaka Sone: Double River Island(2002); Florescendo: Brasil-Japão O seu lugar (2008); Twist and Shout: Contemporary Art from Japan (Bangkok Art and Culture Center, 2009. Organized by the Japan Foundation), Junya Ishigami: Another Scale of Architecture (2010); Antigravity (2013); Hiroshi Sugito: Particles and Release (2016); Building Romance (2018); Aichi Triennale 2019(Nagoya, Toyota); and Ho Tzu Nyen Night March of Hundred Monsters (2021-2022).
Editor, born 1980 in Hokkaido. Worked as an editor for Shotenkenchiku and Pen, before starting to work freelance in 2017. Has been in charge of editing and writing articles mainly on architecture, design, art, for magazines including Pen, Casa BRUTUS, ELLE DÉCOR JAPON, Harper’s BAZAAR, and madame FIGARO japon. Is also involved in the planning of exhibitions, the creation of exhibition catalogues, and the production/organization of corporate exhibitions and catalogues.