Koji Yamamura (b. 1964) graduated from the University of Tokyo. After working for Mukuo Studio and as free lance, he co-founded with his wife, Sanae, Yamamura Animation Inc., a company specialized in animation film production. Works to his credit include: Mt. Head (2002), which received an Oscar nomination and other international awards, and Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (2007). Retrospectives of his works have been shown throughout the world. He currently teaches at Tokyo Zokei University and the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Animation.