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Koji Matsunobu holds two PhDs in Music Education and Secondary and Continuing Education (with specialization in Arts Education), from Tokyo Gakugei University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He held academic positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Kumamoto. He has taught music in the United States, Australia, and Japan, including undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, world music, and research methodology. He is currently an EdD program coordinator at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has worked with Professors Liora Bresler, Robert State, Bruno Nettl, Norman Denzin, Margaret Barrett, and Ram Mahalingam, and has written widely on spirituality, creativity, mindfulness, arts integration, world music pedagogy, slow-food musicianship, and qualitative research on silence. He has been a member of the Japan Music Education Society (JMES) and American Education Research Association (AERA). He loves to play and make the shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute.