- 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
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).