YOSHIDA Takayuki


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Associate Professor

Laboratory location

Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Tokyo University of the Arts -  Doctor of Arts and Sciences

  • Kyoto University -  Master of Public Policy

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

Cultural Policy

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Study of Urban and Regional Regeneration by Using Cultural Resorces

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    Keyword in research subject:  the Urban Arts Festival, Art Project, Outcome

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • The Japan Association for Cultural Policy Reserch

  • Japan Association for Cultural Economics

  • Japan Association for Arts Management

  • The Japan Association of Regional Development and Vitalization

  • Synergy of Arts and Science

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Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2020.06

    Japan Association for Cultural Economics   Director

  • 2019.04

    The Japan Association for Cultural Policy Reserch   Director

  • 2018.07

    Japan Association for Cultural Economics   Director

  • 2016.04

    The Japan Association for Cultural Policy Reserch   auditor

  • 2015.11

    Japan Association for Arts Management   Management Comittee Member

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Urban Management   Urban Management Course   Associate Professor  

Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.04

    Osaka City University  

  • 2015.10

    Osaka City University  

  • 1999.04

    Aichi Prefecture  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 2010.04

    Tokyo University of the Arts  Graduate School, Division of Music  Division of Musicology and Music Studies 

  • 2008.04

    Kyoto University  School of Government 

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1985.04

    Kyoto University   Faculty of Law  


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Multifaceted examination of factors contributing to the failure of art festivals in depopulated areas to promote regional development: a case study of the Oku-Noto Triennale

    Takayuki Yoshida

    The Japan Association of Regional Development and Vitalization  11   41 - 50 2019.09  [Refereed]

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    This paper considers the Oko-Noto Triennale as a case study of an art festival held in a depopulated area that failed to promote regional development. This research draws upon endogenous development theory in its examination of factors contributing to the failure of art festivals to promote regional development, examining the issue from four perspectives: 1) access to external resources; 2) utilization of local resources: 3) general goals such as protecting the environment, enhancing welfare, preserving local culture, and promoting human rights; and 4) strategies to link with local independent activities. The results of this study suggest that the following factors contributed to the failure of the festival to promote local development: 1) insufficient utilization of community resources (e.g., there was no communication with local residents through site-specific works), 2) lack of independent community involvement in the organization of the festival (e.g., none of the artists participating in the festival collaborated with residents on local initiatives), and 3) insufficient implementation of sustainable strategies (e.g., connecting the art festival with local activities).

  • The influence of art festivals on community building: A case study of Ichihara Art x Mix

    Takayuki Yoshida

    ( 19 ) 7 - 21 2019.03

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    Art festivals have been gaining in popularity across all regions of Japan. While it has been argued that art festivals influence community building, both quantitative and qualitative analysis of this issue is scarce, making it an important topic for research. This study analyzed an art festival called “Ichihara Art × Mix”, which explicitly adopts a community problem-solving model. The study sought to qualitatively analyze the festival’s impact on community building in Uchida, Tsukizaki, and Yōrōkeikoku. The results of the analysis confirmed that the capacity to generate proposals and act on them was temporarily improved, or that networks temporarily grew. However, in none of these three areas were the effects sufficient for building social capital. Additionally, the three examples were classified as belonging to one of three models: 1) collaboration and development of existing hubs (community planning), 2) continuous artwork exhibition, or 3) new hub creation. In all three cases, there was a willingness in the community for art festivals to take root in the areas, and this type of activity can be expected to continue in the future. Adequate administrative support and the establishment of evaluation methods were identified as important challenges in the continued use of local hubs.

  • Proactive Development of Social Capital Through Art Festivals: A Comparison of Aichi Triennale 2010 and 2013 with Aichi Triennale 2016

    Takayuki Yoshida

    Cultural Economics  15 ( 1 ) 102 - 117 2018.03

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    In 2010 and 2013, Choja-machi, one of the communities hosting the Aichi Triennale art festival, experienced proactive development of its social capital. However, the process stagnated in 2015 with some development seen again in 2016. As examples, for externally oriented activities, Choja-machi has continued community development projects in the arts, and for expanding participation, artists’ activities have become firmly established. By focusing on changes among local residents and examining the effects of the art festival objectively, this paper seeks to halt the over-expectation that such festivals will lead to community revitalization and to ascertain the actual direction of these developments.

  • Evaluating Outputs of the Sapporo International Art Festival: A Qualitative Analysis

    Takayuki Yoshida

    ( 17・18 ) 104 - 116 2018.03

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    This paper aims to qualitatively evaluate the outputs of art festivals, and in doing so to indicate the practical significance of these festivals in a way that connects to policy reform. Also, a concrete approach to mid-term evaluation of such festivals is proposed. The Sapporo International Art Festival is used as an example, with particular focus on the Sapporo Shiryokan. Before evaluation, the policy- and decision-making processes were clarified to be the following. 1) The festival began as a private-sector project. 2) Sapporo’s adoption of a Creative City policy was one motive for the festival, but local artists led the conversation. 3) Private-sector efforts were supported by a mayor who was deeply knowledgeable about arts and culture. However, 4) once public bodies began working toward launching the festival, ties with the private sector were strained. The evaluation taking these policy- and decision-making processes into consideration indicated that the creation of Siaf Lab, a permanent hub for festival-related activities, helped increase citizen autonomy and create new industries; however, the city’s overall social capital remains only partially developed. Based on these findings, concrete suggestions for policy improvements are made and it is proposed that the vision plan, which aims to increase citizen autonomy, create media-related industries, and advance contemporary art should be revised.

  • The Contribution to Local Community Formation by Contemporary Art Festivals: A Case of the Water and Land Niigata Art Festival.

    Takayuki Yoshida

    Journal of the Japan Association for Cultural Policy Reserch  10   100 - 114 2017.05

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    The purpose of this paper is to do qualitative analysis of the contribution to local community formation by contemporary art festivals in the case study of the Water and Land Niigata Art Festival. The Kosudo ART Project is clearly connected with existing local activities. It temporarily improved their abilities to take action and make suggestions. It also expanded their networks. Social capital has not been formed, but it will be formed in the mall by making a mission clear. By comparison with the previous study of Choja-machi site in the Aichi Triennale, the Kosudo ART Project showed that contemporary art festivals contributed to local community formation with specific conditions,the clear connection with local activities and the support of coordinators. From a local viewpoint these cases showed that contemporary art festivals had become established utilizing local resources. That deserves our attention as social significance of contemporary art festivals. The Kosudo Art Project indicates in particular that a town can continue small art activities as well as contemporary art festivals.

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Books etc 【 display / non-display

  • Cultural Ordinances and Sports Ordinances: From a Viewpoint of Law and Policy

    Takayuki Yoshida,Masamitsu Yoshida (Part: Joint Work )

    Seibundoh  2017.04

  • Mission of Triennale:Significance and Prospect of Urban Arts Festivals

    Takayuki Yoshida (Part: Single Work )

    Suiyosha  2015.08

Review Papers (Misc) 【 display / non-display

  • Mari Kobayashi ed.,Cultural policy Studies,three volumes,University of Tokyo Press,2018

    Takayuki Yoshida

    15 ( 2 ) - 63-67 2018.09

  • Encounter with the Aichi Triennale

    Takayuki Yoshida

    ( 20160805夕刊 ) 11 2016.08

  • Keep Brazilian Immigrant Children in Schools

    Takayuki Yoshida

    The Asahi Shimbun    15 2007.04  [Refereed]  [Invited]

  • Merits of Decentralization Must Be Made Clear

    Takayuki Yoshida

    The Asahi Shimbun  ( 20051221 ) 16 2005.12  [Refereed]  [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • ocal Governments’ Cultural Ordinances and a Discussion of Recent Trends with Reference to Creative City

    Takayuki Yoshida



Charge of on-campus class subject 【 display / non-display

  • Art Ptoject

    (2019) Graduate school, Special course

  • Urban Cultural Policy

    (2019) Graduate school, Special course

  • Art Ptoject

    (2018) Graduate school, Special course

  • Urban Cultural Policy

    (2018) Graduate school, Special course