“Living at the Crossroads of
Technology and Arts”

When he announced the iPad2 in March 2011,
Steve Jobs used these words in attributing Apple’s success to its integration of technology and art.

“Artists are taking inspiration from scientific ideas and discoveries
and using advanced technologies to produce new forms of artistic
expression. Scientists too are finding inspiration with artists.
There are many examples. One is the Primitive Streak project, which
was based on collaboration between fashion design and biological
science.”

Ken Robinson, Out of Our Mind -Learning to be Creative-, Capstone, 2001, p.176

NEWS
July 13, 2016
"Advances in Happiness Research” has been published by Springer as one of the Creative Economy Book Series.
May 18, 2016
International conference "KYOTO 3 SYMPOSIUM "Being Now" Community, Humanity and the Sacred: Platform for a New Economics" will be held on June 5-6, 2016.
Sep 15, 2015
Special Lecture "Haruki Murakami, Zeami and THE SUN GODS” by Prof. Jay Rubin was held on October 26,2015.
Jul 17, 2015
Our Center Director, Nobuko Kawashima, has created a series of videos teaching on the Economics of the Creative Industries in English. The series has seven units, each running 15-30 minutes.
Nov 6, 2014
An exchange of ideas and a dialogue on “Sustainable Development: Sharing Wisdom between Thailand and Japan” was held on 14th November 2014.
Sep 25, 2014
Symposium and Workshop "The Quintessential Qualities of Japan As Viewed from Without: - The Infinite Potential Hidden Within Japanese Culture -" was held on November 2-3, 2014.
Sep 19, 2014
International Workshop- Comparative Study on Happiness in Paris was held on October 16-17, 2014.
May 16, 2014
Kyoto Symposium on Cultural and Religious Resource Management for Global Cooperation was held on June 10, 2014.
Mar 11, 2014
Doshisha University’s Center for the Study of the Creative Economy official ENGLISH website goes online.
Feb 19, 2014
International Workshop- Comparative Study on Happiness was held on February 24-25, 2014.
Nov 12, 2013
Doshisha University’s Center for the Study of the Creative Economy official website goes online.
Nov 12, 2013
The Center co-organizes “Practical Training for Social Entrepreneurs” and begins seeking enrollees.