Mio Yachita

Research Associate, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Mio Yachita is a researcher, educator and coordinator in international arts management and cultural policy. Since 2016, she has been a research associate at the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Her interests include; external relations in culture especially between South East Asia and Japan, arts management education in Asia, and community-engaged arts. Previously, she worked at the Japan Foundation from 2009 - 2012 and served overseas as an assistant director and head of the Cultural Affairs Department in Malaysia from 2012 - 2016. In Malaysia, she produced numerous performing arts programs including traditional Kyogen and Bunraku, as well as contemporary performances, while overseeing grant program for the arts and academic exchanges. She co-organized several conferences with the multiple topics such as community-engaged art in South East Asia and corporate support of the arts.

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