Nako Stefanov, Evgeni Kandilarov
Prof. Nako Stefanov was born in 1954. Professor, Doctor of philosophical sciences and Doctor of History, lecturer at the Department of Languages and Cultures of East Asia at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Researcher of the countries Japan and the countries of East Asia. Author of over 60 monographs, textbooks and brochures. Among the most recent ones are: "Innovative Development of the East Asian Countries", ed. East-West, S., 2011, "Managing and Developing the Human Factor," ed. "Institute for Strategic Management", Sofia, 2012, "Quality Management", ed. "Librascarp", B., 2012 and others. His work focuses on governance, economics, politics, innovation and globalization.
Evgeny Kandilarov is a Bulgarian historian. Completed his Ph.D. as a Sylff fellow at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” Studied at Meiji University, Japan, in 2005; at the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, in 2009; and at the Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, in 2011. Recently worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Historical and Political Studies in Sofia, Bulgaria, and as an assistant professor at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” Main areas of interest include modern and contemporary Bulgarian and world political, economic, and cultural history, focusing on the Cold War period, the Cold War in East Asia, Bulgaria and East Asian countries during the Cold War, the Sino-Soviet split and changes in the Cold War paradigm, and Japanese postwar development. He is the author of Bulgaria and Japan: From the Cold War to the Twenty-first Century (Sofia, 2009) and Japan: Economy, Technologies, Innovations and Management (with Professor Habil. Nako Stefanov) (Sofia 2012).