YOKOMICHI, Kiyotaka

Position Director of Young Leaders Program; Director of Executive Development Center for Global Leadership; Senior Professor
Degree B.A. (Law), University of Tokyo
Specialty Local Autonomy, Local Administration
Current Research Interests Decentralization, Local Government Reform, Merger of Municipalities, Regional System, Wide-area Administration/Cooperation, Capacity Development of Local Government
  • Professional Career

1975 B.A.(Law),University of Tokyo
         Official of Ministry of Home Affairs
1980 Director of Municipal Division of Wakayama Prefecture
1983 Deputy Director of Local City Development Division of National Land Agency
1984 Deputy Director of Political Fund Regulation Division of Ministry of Home Affairs
1988 Associate Professor of Graduate School of Policy Science of Saitama University            (GSPS)
1997 Associate Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
2000 Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
2011 Advisor to the President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

2013 Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

2017 Member, Board of Trustees, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

2021 Senior Professor,Director of Executive Development Center for Global Leadership ,National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS)

  • Selected publications
"Sustainable City Government for 2040",Jinko Gensho Jidai no Toshi Gyosei Kikou-Dai 6 Ji Shiyakusho Jimukiko Kenkyukai Houkokusho [The Administrative Organization of City Government in Depopulation Era-the Report of the 6th Research Committee of City Government-] p1-16, 2020 [in Japanese]
“Municipal Merger and Future of Local Government System” Chihojichiho Sekou 70 Shunen Kinen Jichi Ronbun shu [A Collection of Papers to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Local Autonomy Law Enforcement], p.325-337, 2018 [in Japanese]
Knowledge Creation in Public Administration, eds., (palgrave macmillan), 2017
Knowledge Creation in Community Development, eds., (palgrave macmillan), 2017
"Seeking the Possibility of Tele-Collaboration between Local Governments" Jichitai no Enkakugata Renkei no Kadai to Tenbou –Aratana Kouiki Renkei no Kanousei [The Prospect of Tele-Collaboration between Local Governments –Seeking the Possibility of a New Type of Wide Area Collaboration between Local Governments–] p1-14, 2017
“The Present Situation and the Future Trend of Wide-area Cooperation of Local Governments” Kouikirenkei no Mirai wo Saguru [Future of Wide-area Cooperation of Local Governments], pp.1-16, 2016 [in Japanese]
“Educational Decentralization in Thailand-Focusing on the Transfer of Schools to Local Government” Ajia in okeru Chihobunken-Sono Sokatsu to Kongo no Tenbou Vol.Ⅱ(Decentralization in Asia-its Summarization and Future Prospect-Vol.Ⅱ), pp.15-33, 2015
“The Effects and Problems of Municipal Merger-Case of Nishi-Tokyo City” Chihou-Zei (Local Tax), Vol.63,No.9, pp.2-10, 2012 [in Japanese]
"Potentiality of Functional Cooperation Methods for Enhancing Local Government Cooperation" Report of Research Committee for Functional Cooperation among Basic Local Governments, pp.3-22, 2011 [in Japanese]
"Comparative Study of Wide-Area Cooperation of Municipalities between Japan and France" Toshi to Governance [City and Governance] Vol.16, pp.44-53, 2011 [in Japanese]
"Movement in Decentralization in Japan after the First Decentralization Reform" Up-to-date Documents on Local Autonomy in Japan, No. 8, pp.1-28, 2011
"New Policies in Wide-area Administration in Japan" Up-to-date Documents on Local Autonomy in Japan, No. 6, pp.1-24, 2010
"Future of Basic Local Government-Between Merger and Wide-area Cooperation-" Toshi to Governance [City and Governance] Vol.11, pp.2-7, 2009 [in Japanese]
"Toward New Developments of Wide-area Administration" Kouei kigyou [Public-Sector Firm] Vol.40, No.12, pp.2-12, 2009 [in Japanese]
"Local Government and Policy Making Capability Ⅲ" Chihou-koumuin Geppou [Local Government Personnel Monthly] No.551, pp.2-11, 2009 [in Japanese]
"Progress of Municipal Mergers and Emergence of Wide-Area Municipalities" Toshi-Mondai Kenkyu [Journal of Municipal Problems] Vol.61, No.1, pp.33~44, 2009 [in Japanese]
"Recent Community Policy in Japan," Up-to-date Documents on Local Autonomy in Japan, No.5, pp.1-20, 2009
"Landing Point of Heisei Big Consolidation" Chihou Jichi [Local Autonomy] No.725, pp.2-14, 2008 [in Japanese]
"The Debate on the Introduction of a Regional System in Japan," Up-to-date Documents on Local Autonomy in Japan, No. 3, pp.1-31, 2008
"The Development of Municipal Mergers in Japan," COSLOG Up-to-Date Documents on Local Autonomy in Japan, No.1, pp. 1-22, 2007
"Regional Government System and Municipality" Toshi-Mondai Kenkyu [Journal of Municipal Problems] Vol.58, No.9, pp.53-62, 2006 [in Japanese]
"Decentralization Reform at Crisis" Chihou Jichi [Local Autonomy] No.709, pp.2-14, 2006
"Grand Design for Securing Local AutonomyⅡ" Report of 8th Research Committee for Local Autonomy System in National Governors' Association, (except Chapter 2 of PartⅠ), 2006 [in Japanese]
"New Relationship between Prefecture and Municipality-Two Tiered System after Big Merger-“ Toshi Mondai [Municipal Problems] Vol.96, No.3, pp.48-55, 2005 [in Japanese]
"Grand Design for Securing Local Autonomy" Report of 7th Research Committee for Local Autonomy System in National Governors' Association, 2004 [in Japanese]
"Local Government System Reform" Gyosei, 2004 [in Japanese]
"A New Form of Prefectural Government in Japan" Local Government Review in Japan, No.31, pp.51-65, 2003
"Necessity of Municipal Merger" Jichi Kenkyuu [Autonomy Research] Vol.79, No.9, pp.3-21, 2003 [in Japanese]
"Local Government and Policy Making Capability Ⅱ" Chihou-koumuin Geppou [Local Government Personnel Monthly] No.463, pp.2-9, 2002 [in Japanese]
"The Role of Prefecture under the Progress of Decentralization" Report of 6th Research Committee for Local Autonomy System in National Governors' Association, 2001 [in Japanese]
"Empirical Analysis of Heisei Municipal Mergers" Jichi Kenkyuu [Autonomy Research] Vol.76, No.12(pp.110-123), Vol.77, No.7(pp.118-129), (with Kimio Wada), 2000-2001 [in Japanese]
"Local Governments and Their Policy Making Capability-Its Present State and Problems" Institute of Administrative Management, 1999 [in Japanese]
"Future Merger of Municipalities" Local Government Review in Japan, No.26, pp.89-98, 1998
"Municipal Merger from Financial Efficiency Point of View" Jichi Kenkyuu [Autonomy Research] Vol.72, No.11, pp.69-87(With Hiroyuki Okino), 1996 [in Japanese]
"Municipal Mergers from Wide-Area Administration Point of View" Jichi Kenkyuu [Autonomy Research] Vol.71, No.11 (pp.83-98),Vol.71, No.12(pp.92-105), 1995 [in Japanese]
"Empirical Analysis of the Structure of Wide-Area Administration and Wide-Area Policies" Jichi Kenkyuu [Autonomy Research] Vol.70, No.12 (pp.92-101), Vol.71,No.3(pp.95-113) (with Masahiro Niitsuma), 1994-1995 [in Japanese]
"Local Government and Policy Making Capability" Chihou-koumuin Geppou [Local Government Personnel Monthly] Vol.373, pp.2-9, 1994 [in Japanese]
"Empirical Study of Municipal Mergers" Jichi Kenkyuu [Autonomy Research] Vol.69, No.6 (pp.65-85), Vol.69, No.7 (pp.67-85) (with Yasushi Murakami), 1993 [in Japanese]
 
  • Social contributions
Trustee of Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), 2016-present
Trustee of Japan Municipal Research Center, 2012-present
Chairman of the Committee of Citizen Charter,Saitama City,2020 
Chairman of the Committee of Comprehensive Development Plan, Saitama City, 2019
Chairman of the Committee for Administrative Reform,Kasukabe City,2017-present
Advisor to Shunan City,2012-2019
Chairman of the Merger Consultation Committee of Kawaguchi City and Hatogaya City, 2010-2011
Chairman of the Evaluation Committee for Local Independent Administrative Body, Saitama Prefecture, 2009-2016
Chairman of the Committee for Promoting Administrative and Financial Reform, Fukushima Prefecture, 2008-2018
Member of the Committee for the Problems in Depopulation Area, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2007-2016
Chairman of the Committee for Consulting Merger of Municipalities, Nagano Prefecture, 2007-2010
Chairman of the Committee for Promoting Merger of Municipalities, Nagasaki Prefecture, 2006-2010
Chairman of the Committee for Promoting Merger of Municipalities, Saitama Prefecture, 2005-2010
Chairman of the Committee for Promoting Administrative and Financial Reform, Nishi-Tokyo City, 2004-present
Deputy Chairman of the Research Committee for Municipal Merger, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2004-2008
Member of the Merger Consultation Committee of Kasukabe City and Showa Town, 2004-2005
Member of the Merger Consultation Committee of Tsushima 6 Towns, 2000-2004
Member of the Merger Consultation Committee of Tanashi City and Hoya City, 1999-2001
Member of the Research Committee for Municipal Merger, Ministry of Home Affairs, 1998-1999
 

 

 
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