Kei Kuragane (born in Tokyo, 1979) holds an M.A. degree in Area Studies from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2004). His thesis topic was the analysis on the historical discourse in the socialist Hungary, especially regarding the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. He was a scholarship holder of Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture, studied at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2006-2008). As a political analyst-advisor he worked for the Embassy of Japan in Hungary (2009-2014). He currently prepares for his doctoral dissertation on the analysis of the regime-change process in the post-socialist Hungary, while teaching in several Hungarian institutions such as the Károli Gáspár University and Antall József Knowledge Centre. He speaks Japanese, English German and Hungarian.