Yoshio Takahashi was born in 1968. He graduated at Graduate school of Education, The University of Tokyo. He was research associate at University of Nagoya from 1998 to 2008 and in 2003 he was a visiting researcher of Edinburgh University. Since 2008, He have been associate professor on University of Tsukuba. His major is sport sociology and sport management.
Currently, he is council member of Japan Table Tennis Association, Chairman of the 2050 future project committee of Japan Volleyball Association, Advisor of the project promotion committee of Japan Top league Alliance & Board member of Arena Sports Committee. He is also member of future development meeting of Sport Agency, member of sport promotion committee of Akita prefecture & member of sport promotion committee of Toyota city.