Nobuko Kawashima is Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. She holds PhD in Cultural Policy (University of Warwick, UK) as well as MSc in Social Policy and LLM (with distinction), both from the London School of Economics. Her areas of research interest include cultural policy, the creative/cultural industries, the creative economy and the economics of copyright. She directs the Center for the Study of the Creative Economy at Doshisha University. She is a former President of the Japan Association for Cultural Economics, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research. She has served a number of advisory councils of the Japanese government on issues of cultural policy, one of which, chaired by her, served to define the Strategic Policies of Japan’s Cultural Policy (2023-2028). She has written widely on cultural policy in international and Japanese journals and books. Recent co-edited volumes include Asian Cultural Flows (with Hye-Kyung Lee, Springer, 2018) and Cultural Heritage in Japan and Italy: Perspectives for Tourism and Community Development (with Guido Ferilli, Springer, forthcoming).
Research theme: Cultural policy, Creative/cultural industries, Creative economy, Economics of copyright
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Stay: April 2023 – March 2024