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Research Team

Kazuto Ito
President of Min-On Concert Association
Kazuto Ito

Educational Background
BA in Economics, Soka University

Olivier Urbain

Founder and director of the Transcend: Art & Peace Network, an online organization promoting research on the links between peacebuilding and the arts.
Former Director of the Toda Peace Institute (Tokyo and Honolulu).
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation.

Research Fellow
Michael D. Golden

Professor of Music Composition and Theory, and Director of the Creative Arts Program at Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, USA.

Research Fellow
Craig Robertson

Research Fellow, School of Media and Communications, University of Leeds.

Associate Research Fellow
Elaine Chang Sandoval

PhD Student in Ethnomusicology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York