MINAMIDA Akemi (Akemi)
JSPS Research Fellow
Dr. Akemi MINAMIDA is a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kyushu University, Faculty of Design and a professional trumpeter. She studied classical trumpeting and orchestra at Osaka College of Music and magicology at Kobe University (BA). Since enrolling as a master’s student at Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, she has been researching cultural policy, in particular, outreach and community arts programs, in Singapore and Japan. She obtained her Ph.D. from Kobe University in March 2020. Dr. MINAMIDA was a visiting student at National University of Singapore in 2013; visiting fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 2016 to 2017; a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kobe University from 2016 to 2018; a educational assistant at Osaka College of Music from 2018 to 2020. Some of the main publications by Dr.MINAMIDA are “The Dilemma between Cultural Policy and Arts Management in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra: National Prestige, Nation Building, Creative Economy,” Cultural Economics (Japan), 12(1), 1-13, 2015 and “Cultural Policy in Singapore from 1959 to 1965: A Case Study in Building ‘Malayan Culture’,” Cultural Policy Research, 11, 2018 etc."