1984 Graduated from University of Tokyo, major in Law
1984 Assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo
1987 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Tohoku University
1993 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo
2000 Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo
Selected Publications and Papers
"Adaptation without Reform: Public Finance in Japanese Local Governments after 1980,"
in National Insitute for Reserch Advancement & National Academy of Public Administration eds.,
The Challenge to New Governance in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving Effective Central-Local Relations, NIRA, 1999, pp.251-266.
"Social Policy in Japan: Building a Welfare State in a Conservative One Dominant Party System,"
in Michio Muramatsu & Frieder Naxhold eds., State and Administration in Japan and Germany: A Comparative Perspective on Continuity and Change, de Gruyter, 1997, pp.107-131.
"The Political Economy of Public Financial Relationship in Japan,"
paper deliverd at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in 1999.