OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial


Takahiro Ueyama


Chief Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cabinet Office


Dr. Takahiro Ueyama assumed the role of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation (CSTI) at the Cabinet Office of the Japanese Government in 2016. Since 2018, Dr. Ueyama has been the sole full-time executive member of this office. Born in Osaka in 1958, Dr. Ueyama's academic journey began when he enrolled in the Graduate School of Economics at Osaka University. His pursuit of knowledge took him to Stanford University, where, thanks to a Fulbright Grant, he embarked on a second degree in the field of Policy Studies for Science and Technology. Dr. Ueyama has had a distinguished career in academia. He served as a professor at Sophia University's Faculty of Economics from 1998 to 2013, eventually assuming the role of Dean from 2011 to 2013. Following this, he held the position of Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management at Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Keio University, until 2015. He then took on the role of Vice President at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies from 2015 to 2016. With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Ueyama has also been a visiting professor at various universities, including Tohoku University's School of Engineering in Japan, National Cheng-chi University in Taiwan, and Stanford University in the United States. His research journey began in the Silicon Valley, a globally renowned and distinctive hub for science and technology, with a specific focus on the roles of research universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco in shaping the Silicon Valley landscape. This project was supported by the Abe Fellowship of Japan and the Social Science Research Council of the United States. Dr. Ueyama has authored numerous articles and books in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) policy studies, including "Akademikku kyapitarizumu o koete" (Beyond Academic Capitalism), which received the Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Prize in 2010.