YOSHIDA Masahiko

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YOSHIDA Masahiko

YOSHIDA Masahiko

Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2018)

Professor and Dean of Faculty of Regional Innovation, University of Miyazaki


Open Innovation, Business Cluster, Innovation Networks for Regional Economies


2015 M.A. in Economics, Senshu University
1996 ICAP in International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego
1987 B.A. in Economics, University of Tokyo


2016 Professor and Dean of Faculty of Regional Innovation, University of Miyazaki
2015 Professor and Director of Center for Regional Innovation, University of Miyazaki
2013 Director General, Regional Department, Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
2011 Executive Director, Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN
2009 Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI
2007 Manager of Corporate Planning, Hitachi Construction Machinery as Personnel Interchanges between the Government and Private Entities
2005 Director, Measurement and Intellectual Infrastructure Division, Industrial Technology Policy Bureau, METI
2004 Director, Anti-Counterfeit Policy and International Trade Negotiation, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI
2003 Director, Public Relations Office, METI
2002 Chief Strategist for Regional Economic and Industrial Policy, METI
2000 Director-General, Industrial Policy Department, Kanto Bureau, METI
1999 Director, Research Office, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI
1998 Deputy Director, Coordination Division, Economic Planning Agency
1997 Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Trade Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
1992 Director, Industrial Division, Iwate Prefecture as Personnel Interchanges
1984 Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers

  • Open Innovation in SMEs and Supporting Organizations, economic bulletin from Senshu University, 52 (1), (2017), 25-38
  • Contemporary Issues in Support of Innovation, New Industrial Policy Research Kawasaki, (14), (2016), 97-108
  • Industry-academia-government collaboration and innovative networks, Gakugeisya, 2011
  • Points of regional development for municipality government: Gyosei, 2003
  • 2000 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan: National Printing Bureau, 2000
  • Points of Emergency Economic Policy: Kokusei-zyoho-center, 1999

Working Papers

  • "Innovative Networks and Open Innovation of Regional Industries" master's thesis at Senshu University, unpublished, 2015
  • "Challenges of small enterprises in the economic structural changes" Keizai-Geppo, #206, p.16-21, Nagano Economic Research Institute, 2001