Japanese Politics, Comparative Politics
2000 Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of Tokyo
1990 B. A. in Law, The University of Tokyo
2013 - present Current position
2011 - 2012 Visiting Academic, School of Oriental and African Studies, The University of London
2000 - 2013 Associate Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, The University of Tokyo
2000 - 2001 Visiting Scholar, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1995 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Tokyo Metropolitan University
1992 Research Associate, Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo
1990 Official, Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Selected Publications and Papers
- Koizumi and Japanese Politics: Reform Strategies and Leadership Style, Abingdon: Routledge, 2010.
Articles & Book Chapters
- "Evidence-based Policy Making: Its Significance & Role," Japan SPOTLIGHT, May/June 2018 Issue, 2018.
- "Leadership Strategies: (Re)Drawing Boundaries among and within Parties in Japan," in Glenn D. Hook (ed.), Decoding Boundaries in Contemporary Japan: The Koizumi Administration and Beyond, Abingdon: Routledge, 2011.
- "Trade Negotiations and Domestic Politics: Political Institutions and Agricultural Liberalization in Japan," in Akira Kotera, Ichiro Araki and Tsuyoshi Kawase (eds.), The Future of the Multilateral Trading System: East Asian Perspectives, London: Cameron May, 2009.
- "Shifting Prime Ministerial Power and Its Consequences on Neo-liberal Reforms in Japan," in Roland Czada and Kenji Hirashima (eds.), Germany and Japan after 1989: Reform Pressures and Political System Dynamics (ISS Research Series No.33), Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, 2009.