Alexander EVANS
Head of Kyushu Region

Nationality: United States of America
School: Kyushu University / Research
Arrival in Japan: 2018
Alexander’s research revolves around the economic history of early-modern Japan, and his current project examines the role of religious institutions in the creation of a tourism industry.

Dinara GARAYEVA
Operations Coordinator

Nationality: Russian
School: Kyushu University / Masters
Arrival in Japan: 2018
Dinara is a master’s student in international business and economic law. Her interests are in international law, corporate law, comparisons between Russian and Japanese law, travelling, traditional dance, and trying new food, especially matcha-flavored limited editions.

Luis Gerardo HERNANDEZ GARCIA
External Relations Coordinator

Nationality: Mexican
School: Kyushu University / Masters
Arrival in Japan: 2018
Luis is currently a master’s student in economics, focusing on the potential for Japan to serve as bridge in the trade relationships between Mexico and various countries in Asia.

Rafael Vinnícius MARTINS
Media Coordinator

Nationality: Brazillian
School: Kyushu University / PhD
Arrival in Japan: 2015
Rafael is a doctoral student in Japanese modern and contemporary literature, and his main interests are light novel and otaku culture.