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November 12, 2017
Beppu, Ôita

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Jumonjibaru 1-1
Beppu, Ôita, 874-0011
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Camilia Salsabilla

She is the alumni of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University who is currently pursuing to build her career experience in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from APU in 2016 with a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Peace Studies from a department of Asia Pacific Studies. During her academic years at APU, she has participated as a teacher in Kumon Program and has devoted to rebuilding APU International Relations Student Association in late 2015 from 7 members to 73 members. She possesses a self-philosophy that confident and discipline are essential to grasp the success and inclusive education is a key to world peace.

Dariusz Skowronski

In 1995, he completed his master's degree in the Department of Social Sciences at Adam Mickiewicz University and completed doctorate course at the Graduate School of Education in 2002. Taking the experience of a lecturer at Adam Mickiewicz University, University of Sydney, Sophia University, he has been working at Temple University Japan Campus since 2013. He is a fully qualified Lecturer and Researcher in Psychological and Social Sciences, with a strong academic background in Psychology, Sexuality Studies, and Cross-Cultural Studies. His research fields are human gender, gender counseling, online counseling, psychotherapy, etc.

Gianti Giadi

She is a dancer/choreographer/dance educator and the owner of Gigi Art of Dance, Gigi Dance Company and Gigi Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia. She graduated with a BA (hons) of Performing Arts in dance from Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore). She is the recepient of Young Achiever in 2015 by Herworld Magazine, 100 inspiring women by Sulhwasoo, 100 performing art artist under Galeri Indonesia Kaya, and chosen to be the representative of Indonesia's ministry of tourism and creative industry. She travels the world to produce shows and to promote Indonesian culture through performing arts and inspiring young generations to pursue art.

Joong Won Jeong

He is a South Korean artist, best known for his hyper-realistic portraits. His works depict photo-realistic images of figures that are either historic or mythical, creating a confusion between the reality and the simulation of the reality. He has made several TV appearances and numerous public lectures, all of which were devoted to the enhancing of the public’s familiarity with either Fine Art in general or the concept of Hyper-reality in a sociological sense. He is currently based in Seoul where he regularly runs workshops on realistic painting and classes on the history of Art. He is ceaselessly creating his trademarked Hyper-realistic portraits and his works are being shown in various galleries in and outside the country.

Kazuya Yoshida

He graduated from the School of Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1984, and completed his master’s degree in 1986 and obtained Doctor of Engineering in 1990. After working as an assistant professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began working at Tohoku University in 1995, taking on his present post from 2003. His research fields are space robotics, dynamics and control of space robots, space exploration technology and the development of microsatellites. He has also been contributing to the international education in space engineering as a visiting educator at International Space University since 1998.

Prabu Naidu

His 19 years of MNC experience (1980-1999) with Philips, AT&T and Compaq spanned diverse functions in Engineering, Materials, Project Management, TQM, HRD, Managing Change and Supply Chain Re-Engineering. With a Masters in Organisational Behaviour and Honours degree in Economics - both from the University of London - and memberships in professional bodies such as the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC) & Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI); Prabu has been coaching and mentoring managers and leaders of MNCs and SMEs in Singapore and the Asian region since 1999. Currently, he is on the Board of INIFAC to oversee development of facilitation in Asia (2013-onwards).

Serik Meirmanov

In 2004, he completed his Doctorate degree course at Nagasaki University Medical School. He has worked as an assistant professor at Nagasaki University Medical School for 5 years from 2004. He began teaching at Ritsumeikan APU as an assistant professor from 2009. His research fields are life science, general social psychology, human genetics, human pathology, public health, health science.

Seung Yeon Cho

He is a South Korean writer of 18 books among which 5 national bestsellers. His knowledge of Pre-Modern English, French, Italian, reading knowledge of German and Chinese made him unique in the field of popular comparative cultures and languages. He is a TV celebrity who makes regular appearances on national cable and network channels including KBS-TV, CJ-tvN, JTBC, MBC, and others. He has acquired degrees in New York University, Université de Paris IV, L’Ecole du Louvre and currently pursuing in master of linguistic degree at University of Nottingham. As a multilingual who spent his youth in the US, France, and Italy, his work is dedicated to helping Asians and Westerners communicate better by learning more about each other’s humanistic traditions.

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Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan