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Emi Nishimura is an MA student in Arts Management at American University, concurrently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in International Arts Management. She is particularly interested in promoting intercultural understanding through the arts and encouraging creation of the arts through intercultural inspiration in the context of international arts events and artist residency programs. Emi has nearly a three-year working experience as a coordinator for international conferences and events held in Japan and several other countries. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan as well as a certificate to become a museum curator in Japan. She has lived in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and the US, and has travelled to nearly 30 countries.