Kumiko Yayama - Biography
Received her BA and MA in musicology and classical piano performance at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. On her MA study, she focused on Ethnic Japanese music. In 1992 she came to the Hebrew University, and in 1993 started to teach the Japanese language in the department of Asian studies. In 2004, received her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the Hebrew University, focusing the different aspects of the custom of singing Bakashot.