School education in Japan (upper secondary education) and Germany (Abitur and Latinum)
Native speaker of Japanese, German. Fluent on native level in English; working knowledge of European Neo-Latin languages and classical Latin, classical Japanese and Chinese
1995 Bachelor of Art, Japanese Studies and History of East Asian Art, University of Heidelberg
1999 Master of Arts, w. first degree Distinction in History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London).
2001 Recipient of the Independent Researcher Scholarship Award for Japanese Art History by the Culture Communication Fund, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Comparative development of early Shingon sculptural tradition in East Asia.
2002 Relocation to Germany
2004 Relocation to Japan
2005 Relocation to Germany, married to Raji C. Steineck
2008 Resident of Zurich, Switzerland
2015 - 2021 Ph.D. Candidate. Department of Japanese Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany.