Angelika Koch is PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. For her undergraduate degree she studied at the University of Vienna, Meiji University Tōkyō and Università C'a Foscari in Venice. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Japanese Studies from the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on sexuality and gender in the Edo period. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Meingassner studied at the Department of East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies) and the Department of German studies (German as a Foreign Language) at the University of Vienna. In the course of her studies she spent two and a half years abroad as an exchange student in Taiwan, lecturer for German in Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan as well as in Húnán, where she taught German and conducted field research for her thesis at Jíshǒu University. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Vesna Milanović studied Chinese Studies and Romance Studies (French Studies) at the University of Vienna from 2003 to 2006 and at Tiānjīn University (China) from 2006 to 2007. She graduated with an M.A. in Chinese Studies and French Studies at the University of Vienna in 2008. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Rasche studied Japanese Studies and Sociology at the University of Vienna and Yokohama City University. After participating in the Expo 2005 in Aichi Pre- fecture, Japan as a team member of the Austrian pavilion, she graduated in 2007 with an M.A. in Japanese Studies. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Kristina Veemees graduated with an M.A. in Japanese Studies at the University of Vienna in 2006 and continued her Postgraduate Studies at Waseda University (Tō- kyō) with the Monbukagakushōscholarship from 2007 to 2009. She is living and working in Tōkyō. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Markus Vrataner is doctoral student of Japanese Studies at the University of Vienna. After he studied Japanese Studies and Romance Studies (French Studies) at the University of Vienna, Denis Diderot and Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, he graduated with an M.A. in Japanese Studies in 2008. His current research focuses on the construc- tion of national identity through popular songs in terms of a comparison between folk-like music genre of Japanese enka and Portuguese fado. He can be reached at email@example.com.