Mitsui Chair of the Study of Japan
Departments and Programs
Hinman Box: HB 6108
B.A. with higest honors (Economics), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
M.A. (Internatinal and Development Economics), Yale University
Ph.D. (Political Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Comparative Politics (electoral politics, political economy, public opinion, Japan)
Political Methodology (statistical methods, research design)
Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan: Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2005).
“Should Candidates Smile to Win Elections? An Application of Automated Face Recognition Technology” (with Tadashi Komatsu and Fumio Nakaya). Political Psychology , forthcoming, 2012.
“In Search of Soft Power: Does Foreign Public Opinion Matter for U.S. Foreign Policy?” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith). World Politics , Vol. 64, Issue 3, July 2012, pp. 555-585.
“Making Outsiders’ Votes Count: Detecting Electoral Fraud through a Natural Experiment” (with Kentaro Fukumoto). American Political Science Review , Vol. 105, Issue 3, August 2011, pp. 586-603.
“Cultivating Rice and Votes: Electoral Origins of Agricultural Protectionism in Japan” (with Jun Saito), Journal of East Asian Studies , Vol. 10, No. 3, September-December 2010, pp. 425-452.
“Understanding Japanese Politics from a Local Perspective.” International Political Science Review , Vol. 30, No 5, November 2009, pp 565-573.
“Spinning the Globe? U.S. Public Diplomacy and Foreign Public Opinion” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith). Journal of Politics , Vol. 71, Issue 3, July 2009, pp 863-875.
“The Presidency, Regionalism and Distributive Politics in South Korea” (with Seungjoo Lee). Comparative Political Studies , Vol. 41, Issue 6, June 2008, pp 861-882.
“Designing and Analyzing Randomized Experiments: Application to a Japanese Election Survey Experiment” (with Kosuke Imai and Naoko Taniguchi). American Journal of Political Science , Vol. 51, Issue 3, July 2007, pp 669-687.
“American Foreign Policy and Global Opinion: Who Supported the War in Afghanistan?” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith and Takashi Inoguchi). Journal of Conflict Resolution , Vol. 49, No. 3, June 2005, pp 408-429.
“Malapportionment and Income Inequality: A Cross-National Analysis.” British Journal of Political Science , Vol. 34, Part 1, January 2004, pp 179-183.
“Reapportionment and Redistribution: Consequences of Electoral Reform in Japan” (with Jun Saito). American Journal of Political Science , Vol. 47, Issue 4, October 2003, pp 669-682.
“Doing Well by Doing Good: The Impact of Humanitarian Aid on Global Public Opinion” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith and Terence Wood).
“Hard Acts to Follow: Explaining Survival Rates of Party Leaders in Parliamentary Democracies” (with Matthew Laing & Paul ‘t Hart) .
“Decomposition of Valence and Paradox of Primary Election” (with Norman Abjorensen and Meg Sato).
“Electoral Redistricting and Candidate Selection: A Natural Experiment in Australia” (with Meg Sato).