Koji Matsunobu is a musician, educator, and cultural ethnographer, with two PhDs in music education and secondary and continuing education granted from Tokyo Gakugei Univeristy and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Institute of Education, he held academic positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Kumamoto. Former Fulbright Graduate Scholar, he explored possibilities of incorporating non-Western ideas into Western contexts of education. He has taught music and arts education and world music courses in Japan, the United States, and Australia, and has written widely on topics ranging from spirituality, creativity, mindfulness to qualitative research, arts integration, world music pedagogy, and Japanese music. He loves playing and making the shakuhachi.