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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2
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Bam Dev Sharma is a Nepali haijin. He teaches English language and English literature at the University of Nepal. A number of his haiku and other poems have been included in several websites worldwide.
Kuniharu Shimizu was born in Tenri, Nara, Japan in 1949. He received a BFA from the University of Hawaii. One of his paintings won a purchase award at the Artists of Hawaii Exhibition, and became part of the permanent collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
He returned to Japan in 1972. He has held group exhibitions in Ginza and Tokyo and his paintings have been appeared in numerous nation-wide exhibitions. His design awards include 1st Place in the Ichiretu-kai Scholarship Foundation Logo Mark contest, and 1st Place in the Japan Toy Association Logo Mark contest.
He has been an ordained minister of Tenrikyo Church since 1978. His family includes a wife and two married children.
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