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Hokkaido (北海道)'s Culture Policy

KIM,DONG-MYUNG 1

1국민대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

I observed Japan's regional culture policy in terms of Hokkaido's culture policy. As a case in point for Japan's regional culture policy, I categorized the island's culture policy into its establishment and development. Hokkaido has established and developed the culture policy from the 1990's ardently when Japan's regional policy has begun unfolding at full throttle. In 1994 prefectures enacted Hokkaido Culture Promotion Act, regulating culture policy on the whole relatively early. Then they appropriated Hokkaido Culture Promotion Guidelines, leading to detailed administrative plans and eventual establishment of the culture policy. Besides, they appropriated and implemented yearly culture promotion measures in order to execute the established culture policy. Concretely put, they have been implementing 90 businesses with regard to 7 items of culture promotion guideline out of Hokkaido Culture Promotion Act and 14 items concretely suggested in Hokkaido Culture Promotion Guidelines. Under this circumstances Hokkaido Culture Review Committee brought attention to three problematic areas: Firstly the planned businesses can not be sufficiently executed because of budget cuts. Secondly, because the culture policy has not been reviewed on the whole, creativity is desired for the policy. Lastly, the policy lags behind current Japanese regional culture policy, because it barely strikes a core with industry policies. These are unavoidable obstacles to surmount in order for Hokkaido to realize its banner pledges: creation of regional culture and construction of everyday cultural sphere.

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