Aiji Tanaka (Japan), Past President

Aiji TanakaPosition:
- Senior Executive Director for Academic Affairs (equivalent to
Junior Provost for Academic Affairs), Waseda University
- Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Economics,
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Research Interests:
Voting Behavior and Public Opinion, Japanese Politics
BA in Political Science from Waseda University, 1975.
Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University, 1985.

Major Articles (in English):

“World Opinion in the Gulf Crisis,” the Journal of Conflict Resolution, 37-1, (March 1993), pp.69-93.  (Co-authored with Clyde Wilcox and Dee Allsop).

“Why Ishihara Shintaro Won?: Election as Tokyo Governor,” Japan Quarterly, Vol.46-No.3 (July-September 1999), pp.3-9.

”Change in the Spatial Dimensions of Party Conflict: The Case of Japan in the 1990s,” Political Behavior, Vol.23-No.1, (March 2001), pp.75-101 (co-authored with Herbert F. Weisberg).

“Religion and Politics in Japan” a chapter in Ted G. Jelen and Clyde Wilcox (Eds.), The One and the Many: Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002 (Co-authored with Maria Toyoda).

“The New Independent Voter and Evolving Japanese Party System,” Asian Perspective, Vol.27-No.3 (2003), pp.21-51 (co-authored with Sherry Martin).

“Changes in Japanese Electoral Politics, 2003-2004: The Impact of Pension Reform or the Koizumi Effect?” Social Science Japan, No. 29, (October 2004), pp.3-5.

“The Patterns of Party Polarization in East Asia” Journal of East Asian Studies, 7-2, (July 2007). (co-authored with Russell Dalton).

“The Patterns of Party Alignment” (coauthored with Russell Dalton), in Russell Dalton, Doh Chull Shin, and Yun-han Chu (eds.), Party Politics in East Asia: Citizens, Elections, and Democratic Development, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008, pp. 27-47.

“Conclusion: The Evolutionary Dance Continues with the DPJ Victory in 2009,” Chapter 9 in Leonard J. Schoppa ed., The Evolution of Japan’s Party System: Politics and Policy in an Era of Institutional Change, the University of Toronto Press, 2011, pp.205-212. (Co-authored with Leonard Schoppa).

Books (in Japanese):

Seiji-Katei-Ron (Political Process), Yuhikaku, Tokyo: Japan, 2000 (coauthored with Mitsutoshi Itoh and Masaru Mabuchi),.

Seijigaku (Political Science: Theory and Scope), Yuhikaku, Tokyo: 2003 (coauthored with Ikuo Kume, Yoshie Kawade, Yoshiko Kojo, and Masaru Mabuchi).

Nenkin-Kaikak no Seiji-Keizaigaku (Political Economy of Pension Reform), Toyo-Keizai Shinpo, 2005 (coauthored with Shinichi Kitaoka, Junko Kato, Kuniaki Tanabe, and Iio Jun).