C.V.

Degrees

Ph.D., Art History (Dec 2001)
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

M. Phil., Art History (Dec 1995)
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

B.A. (Mar 1993)
University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan 

Current Position

Shinshu University, Faculty of Education, Nagano, Japan
Associate Professor [tenured] (Apr 2004 – present)

Areas of Specialisation

Art History – Japonisme, cross cultural interchange between the East and the West

Awards 

The Society for the Study of Japonisme Exhibition Award (2015)
James McNeill Whistler Retrospective, 2014-2015
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto & Yokohama Museum

The Society for the Study of Japonisme Award (2004)
Japonisme in Britain, Routledge Curzon, 2003

Exhibitions 

James McNeill Whistler Retrospective (2014-2015)
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto & Yokohama Museum 
Planner and Supervisor

The Beautiful (2013-2014)
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum 
Academic Advisor

Research Grants

Terra Foundation for American Art   (Apr 2018 – Dec 2018)
Principal investigator, U.S.D. 25,000

Research title: Modernity and Beauty: New artistic expressions in the context of exchange between the United States and Japan 

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (Apr 2016- Mar 2020)
Principal investigator, ¥3,900,000
Research title: Research on Japanese students in the U.S.A in the early exchange between Japan and U.S.A 

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (Apr 2013- Mar 2016)
Principal investigator, ¥4,810,000
Research title: Research on J. McN. Whistler and his two patrons focused on their Japanese art collections 

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Category Young Scientist (Apr 2009- Mar 2013)
Principal investigator, ¥5,070,000
Research title: J. McN. Whistler’s influence and impact in Japan 

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Category Young Scientist (Apr 2006- Mar 2008)
Principal Investigator, ¥3,700,000
Research title: Research on the cooperation between the local museum and educational institution on art appreciation education. 

Professional Service

Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum
Advisor, Museum networking in the collaboration of the local university – Shinshu version (Project for the Agency for Cultural Affairs) (Oct 2013-Mar 2015)

Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum
Council Member (Feb 2012-Jan 2013; Apr 2013 – Mar 2015)

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum,Tokyo 
Scholarly Associated Advisor, The Beautiful – Art for Art’s Sake, The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 (Mar 2013-May 2014)

Nagano City
Committee for Designated Administrator System (Jul 2010-May 2013)

Japan Women’s University
International Symposium Chair, Japonisme on Decoration and Design (Dec 2012)

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler, Smithsonian Institution
International Scholarly Advisory Board, American Art Initiatives at the Freer Gallery of Art (Oct 2009-May 2011)

Nagano Prefectural Art Museum
Associated Committee Member, Art Game (Apr 2008-Mar 2009)

Nagano City
Social Meeting Committee Member, Nagano City Chambers and Nagano City Hall (Jun 2008-Mar 2009)

Employment History

Nagano Prefectural Junior College, Nagano, Japan
Visiting Lecturer in Art History (Apr 2009-Mar 2019)

Shinshu University, Faculty of Education, Nagano, Japan
Lecturer (Apr 2002-Mar 2004)

Saga Medical University, Saga, Japan
Visiting Lecturer in Art History (Apr 2002-Mar 2004)

Institutional Responsibilities 

Reform Preparation Room for Postgraduate Course
Committee Member (2019-present)

Shinshu University Library
Steering Committee (2018-2019; 2016-2017; 2004-2005)

Centre for Professional Education
Steering Committee (2014-2015; 2012-2013; 2010-2011; 2006-2007)

Eco-Campus First Committee
Chairperson (2014-2015); Deputy Chairperson (2013-2014)

Centre for Teacher’s License Renewal Training Support 
Committee Member (2013-2015)

Shinshu University Journal of Education Research and Practice
Editorial Committee (2007-2009)