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Doshisha University
Faculty of Economics Department of Economics
Job title
PhD in Cultural Policy(University of Warwick), MSC(London School of Economics), LLM(London School of Economics)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1999
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University
Oct 1995
Mar 1999
Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural Policy, University of Warwick


Oct 1985
Jun 1999
University of Warwick
Voluntary Sector Organisation, Social Policy, London School of Economics
International Relations, Faculty of Liberal Arts, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Japan Association for Cultural Economics  
JAPAN NPO Research Association  
International Conference on Cultural Policy Research  Member of the Scientific Committee

Published Papers

Nobuko Kawashima
Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia   166-176   Dec 2018
Jimmyn Parc, Nobuko Kawashima
Kritika Kultura   2018 23-48   Feb 2018
© Ateneo de Manila University. Digitization has significantly changed the process for producing and consuming music: From analogue to digital, albums to songs, possess to access, audio to visual, and end products to promotional products. In this g...
河島 伸子
文化経済学   14(2) 1-19   Sep 2017
John Hill, Nobuko Kawashima
International Journal of Cultural Policy   22 667-672   Oct 2016
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This special issue on ‘Film Policy in a Globalised Cultural Economy’ is devoted to the changing economic and technological context in which filmmaking occurs, the policy responses tha...
Nobuko Kawashima
International Journal of Cultural Policy   22 787-804   Oct 2016
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article examines changes of the place that film has occupied in the public policy of the Japanese government, including not only cultural policy per se, but also industrial and e...
Nobuko Kawashima
Cultural Policy in East Asia: Contemporary Issues and Trends   35-47   Jan 2016
Kawashima Nobuko
JOURNAL OF JAPANESE STUDIES   42(2) 379-383   2016   [Refereed]
Do the Arts and Culture Have a Positive Impact on Happiness? Beyond Methodological Issues
Advances in Happiness Research   311-324   2016   [Invited]
Nobuko Kawashima
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition   453-459   Mar 2015
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Cultural policy research is a relatively new, emerging discipline of academic studies, which has particularly suffered from the lack of literature in the English language in the Asian region. This article ...
河島 伸子
文化経済学   11(2) 1-3   Sep 2014
Nobuko Kawashima
Cultural Policies in East Asia: Dynamics between the State, Arts and Creative Industries   210-226   Aug 2014
Nobuko Kawashima
Handbook of Research on Creativity   464-476   Nov 2013
Nobuko Kawashima
International Journal of Cultural Policy   18 295-307   Jun 2012
It is generally understood that the arts and culture are supported mainly by government and its agencies in Europe and by private individuals in the USA. In Japan, business support for the arts at corporate level not aiming for commercial, immedia...
Nobuko Kawashima
International Journal of Cultural Policy   17 475-489   Nov 2011
This paper critically examines the dominant discourse on the global media and its impact on cultural diversity. The term cultural diversity suffers from the lack of good definition and criteria to assess its degree and change over time in specific...
Annals of the Association of Economic Geographers   57(4) 295-306   2011
The use of the arts and culture in urban regeneration strategies has been widely seen in many parts of the world. Major purposes of such strategies have included beautification of city centres, city marketing and city branding. Cities have claimed...
Nobuko Kawashima
International Journal of Cultural Policy   16 337-353   Aug 2010
This paper argues that cultural policy and copyright law have paid insufficient attention to the rise of mini-creators, people who get inspiration from existing copyrighted works and add to them to create new expressions. With the various creative...
河島 伸子
Intellectual property law and policy journal   (29) 205-246   Jun 2010
Kawashima Nobuko
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY   16(1) 41-42   2010   [Refereed]
Nobuko Kawashima
Media International Australia   75-84   Nov 2009
One of the major issues related to the globalisation of advertising in Asia is the degree to which it is mediated by local realities. In Japan, the presence of the socalled global agencies is very limited, and very often global advertisers based i...

Books etc

河島 伸子, Lee Hye-Kyung
Springer   2018   ISBN:9789811001451
Hill John (W. John), 河島 伸子
Routledge   2018   ISBN:9780815380290
Asian Cultural Flows
KAWASHIMA Nobuko and LEE Hye-Kyung (Part:Joint Editor)
Springer   2018   
Crane Diana, 河島 伸子, 川崎 賢一
Routledge   2002   ISBN:0415932297
The Content Industries


An Evaluation of the Kochi Museum of Art

Research Grants & Projects