Shimizu Yuichiro

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Affiliation

Faculty of Policy Management (Shonan Fujisawa)

Position

Professor

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  • <Position>
    2017-present Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
    2017-present Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
    2010-2017 Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
    2007-2010 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
    2003-2007 Research Associate, The University of Tokyo
    2002-2003 Research Assistant, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

    <Short Bio>
    Yuichiro Shimizu is Professor of Japanese Politics and History in the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan.

    His research and teaching focus on Japanese political history. His recent book, The Origins of Modern Japanese Bureaucracy (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019)(in English), describes the process of nation building in Meiji and Taisho Japan from the view point of making and enhancing national elite. He point out the open door policy of bureaucracy as the route of making Japanese democracy.

    He has been interested in the Relationship between Politicians and Bureaucrats. His first book, Party and the Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: the Clash of the Constitutional Government (Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten, 2007) (in Japanese), he discussed about this issue, and pointed out they found the way of collaboration and separation after the long conflict.

    His research is not only historical one, but also comparing Modern and Contemporary Japan. Because Japan has been faced on historical change in Politic, but there is not any experience about Government change more than a half century. Thus he experience in Modern Japan is the latest case to be referred. So he compiles a lot of Oral Histories to Politicians and Bureaucrats in Japan.

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  • Graduate School of Media and Governance, member

  • Graduate School of Media and Governance, Co-chair, Japan Studies Platform Laboratory, Keio Research Institute at SFC

  • Global Research Institute(KGRI), member

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2017.04
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    Present

    Keio University, Faculty of Policy Management, Professor

  • 2011.04
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    Present

    Keio University, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Associate Professor

  • 2015.05
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    Present

    The University of Tokyo, Research center for advanced science and technology, Visiting researcher

  • 2016.10
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    2020.09

    National Personnel Authority, examination committee

  • 2016.11
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    Present

    Keio University, Global Research Institute, Member

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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1999.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Laws, Political Science

    University, Graduated

  • 2001.03

    Keio University, Graduate School of Law, Political Science

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2003.03

    Keio University, Graduate School of Law, Political Science

    Graduate School, Withdrawal before completion, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Doctor of the Science of Law [S.J.D.], Keio University, Dissertation, 2005.12

  • Master of Laws [LL.M.], Keio University, Coursework, 2001.03

Licenses and Qualifications 【 Display / hide

  • 小型車両系建設機械特別教育, 2020.01

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Politics (Political Science)

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Japanese history (Japanese History)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Japanese Politics

  • Japanese Political History

  • Oral History

  • Modern Japanese History

  • Politico-bureaucrats relationship

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Research Themes 【 Display / hide

  • Japanese Governance, Politico-Bureaucrats Relationship, Bureaucracy, 

    1999.04
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  • Japanese Electoral Districts System and Local Politics, 

    2011.04
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    Present

  • Developing the method of Oral history, 

    2001.07
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  • International Comparative of the Chamber and Procedure, 

    2009.04
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    Present

  • 内閣法制局の研究, 

    2008.04
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    Present

 

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  • Hara Takashi: Imaginary and Real Images of the "Commoner Prime Minister"

    Yuichiro Shimizu, Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2021.09,  Page: 324

    Contact page: 1-356

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    初の「平民」首相として、本格的政党内閣を率いた原敬。戊辰戦争で敗れた盛岡藩出身の原は苦学を重ね、新聞記者を経て外務省入省、次官まで栄進する。その後、伊藤博文の政友会に参加、政治家の道を歩む。大正政変、米騒動など民意高揚の中、閣僚を経て党の看板として藩閥と時に敵対、時に妥協し改革を主導。首相就任後、未来を見据えた改革途上で凶刃に倒れた。独裁的、権威的と評されるリアリスト原の軌跡とその真意を描く。

  • The Origins of Modern Japanese Bureaucracy

    Yuichiro Shimizu, translated by Amin Ghadimi, Blomsbury Publishing, 2019.10,  Page: 288

    Contact page: 1-288

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    What is a bureaucracy, from where does it come, and how does it develop? Japanese have long described their nation as a “kingdom of bureaucrats", but until now, no historian has fully explained the historical origins of the mammoth Japanese executive state. In this ground-breaking study, translated into English for the first time, Yuichiro Shimizu traces the rise of the modern Japanese bureaucracy from the Meiji Restoration through the early 20th century. He reveals how the making of the bureaucracy was none other than the making of Japanese modernity itself. Through careful political analysis and vivid human narratives, he tells the dynamic story of how personal ambition, new educational institutions, and state bureaucratic structures interacted to make a modern political system premised on recruiting talent, not status or lineage.

  • The Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: from Restoration Bureaucrats to Educated Elites

    Yuichiro Shimizu, Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2013.04,  Page: 356

    Contact page: 1-356

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    明治維新後、新政府の急務は近代国家を支える官僚の確保・育成だった。当初は旧幕臣、藩閥出身者が集められたが、高等教育の確立後、全国の有能な人材が集まり、官僚は「立身出世」の一つの到達点となる。本書は、官僚の誕生から学歴エリートたちが次官に上り詰める時代まで、官僚の人材・役割・実態を明らかにする。激動の近代日本の中、官僚たちの活躍・苦悩と制度の変遷を追うことによって、日本の統治内部を描き出す。

  • Party and the Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: the Clash of the Constitutional Government

    Yuichiro Shimizu, Fujiwara Shoten, 2007.01,  Page: 334

    Contact page: 1-334

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    明治維新から昭和の政党内閣期に至る時代、立憲政治の導入から定着に至る過程を政党と官僚の関係から捉えなおすことで、近代日本における統治構造の形成と展開を論じた。

  • An Introduction to a Political History of Modern Japan

    Yuichiro Shimizu, Kazuhiro Takii, Ryota Murai, Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd, 2020.01,  Page: 294

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    戦前期を中心に扱う日本政治史のテキスト。私たちが暮らすこの日本は,どのように形作られてきたのだろうか。幕末・維新期以来の日本政治の歩みをたどりながら,現代日本の来歴を学ぶ。史実を学ぶことはもちろん,歴史的リテラシーを高めるための一冊。

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • State, Political Parties, and the Nation: Triangular Political History without a Center of Gravity

    Yuichiro Shimizu

    (GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON JAPAN)   ( 4 ) 17 - 37 2021.06

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author,  ISSN  2687-6132

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    Last year, Japan celebrated the one hundred and thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Meiji imperial constitution. As the first constitutional
    state in Asia, Japan’s experience soon garnered the attention of the world. As in the post-war era where Japan’s model of high-speed economic growth proffered
    a model for developing countries, in the pre-war imperial world, Japan’s experience with constitutionalism provided encouragement to those nations, then colonies of the European powers. Yet this history of constitutionalism was by no means a story of unalloyed successes. Rapid modernization and economic
    growth in no short order destabilized Japan’s traditional order, giving birth to an unstable social structure.
    How to design the relationship between the state, political parties and nation has remained a major question which has continued up to the present. Clarifying how the three parts of the triangle (state, parties, nation) have evolved over the last one hundred and thirty years provides important insights into how the development of Japanese ‘democracy’ has differed from the experience of the Western democracies.

    Keywords: Modernization, democracy, constitutionalism, state, political parties

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  • From Interval between Political Science and the Study of Japanese History

    YUICHIRO SHIMIZU

    Journal of Japanese History (The Japanese Society for Historical Studies)   ( 700 ) 112 - 125 2020.12

    Research paper (scientific journal), Lead author,  ISSN  0386-8850

  • "The Multi-Historiography of Japanese Studies: From an Era of Self-Reliance towards an Era of Collaboration"

    Yuichiro Shimizu

    ISSUES & STUDIES (Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Republic of China)  48 ( 4 ) 1 - 31 2019.12

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author, Accepted,  ISSN  0288-7738

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     一口に日本研究と言っても、研究が行わる地域によって問題関心も研究対象も用いられる手法も異なる。それぞれのヒストリオグラフィーが独立して発展し、相互に参照されるのは翻訳されたごく一部に限られていた。
     その意味において、2018 年は日本研究の画期となった。明治150 年の節目の年に、日本のみならずアメリカ、ヨーロッパ、アジアをはじめ、多くの地域で明治維新や日本の近代化をテーマにした国際会議が行われた。多様なヒストリオグラフィーが本格的に相互参照をはじめ、新たな可能性が生まれはじめている。そうした動きを推し進めていくためには相互交流を促進するための基盤整備を着実に継続していく必要がある。

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  • Nation, Party, Peoples: A political history of the balance-losing triangle

    Yuichiro Shimizu

    Asteion (CCC Media House)   ( 90 ) 14 - 28 2019.05

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author

  • Representative system in Japan: Its historical development and issue

    Yuichiro Shimizu

    Hotitsu Jiho (Nihon Hyoronsha)   ( 1135 ) 102 - 107 2019.03

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author,  ISSN  03873420

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Papers, etc., Registered in KOARA 【 Display / hide

  • 編集後記

    Shimizu, Yuichirō

    Keio SFC journal (慶應SFC学会)  20 ( 2 ) 305 - 305 2020

    ISSN  13472828

  • 編集後記

    Shimizu, Yuichirō

    Keio SFC journal (慶應SFC学会)  20 ( 1 ) 335 - 335 2020

    ISSN  13472828

  • 編集後記

    Shimizu, Yuichirō

    Keio SFC journal (慶應義塾大学湘南藤沢学会)  19 ( 2 ) 367 - 367 2019

    ISSN  13472828

  • 編集後記

    Shimizu, Yuichirō

    Keio SFC journal (慶應義塾大学湘南藤沢学会)  19 ( 1 ) 232 - 232 2019

    ISSN  13472828

  • 編集後記

    Shimizu, Yuichirō

    Keio SFC journal (慶應義塾大学湘南藤沢学会)  18 ( 2 ) 345 - 345 2018

    ISSN  13472828

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Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • 「文明としての議場―公議の場をつくる」

    清水 唯一朗

    シンポジウム「今、国会議事堂を読み解く」 (昭和女子大学) , 

    2022.10

    Oral presentation (invited, special), 昭和女子大学近代文化研究所

  • 「書評 伊藤陽平『日清・日露戦後経営と議会政治―官民調和構想の相克』」

    清水唯一朗

    第99回内務省研究会 (國學院大学(オンライン)) , 

    2022.03

    Oral presentation (invited, special), 内務省研究会

  • History, Life and Narrative in Oral History for public official

    SHIMIZU Yuichirou

    International Symposium, "History, Life and Narrative: Oral History in East Asia" (Ritsumeikan University(Online)) , 

    2022.02

    Oral presentation (invited, special), East Asian Life History Study Group

  • Liberal modernism and party politics in Japan

    SHIMIZU Yuichirou

    「戦後日本におけるリベラル・モダニズムの総合的解明」研究会 (Keio University) , 

    2021.12

    Oral presentation (general), 「戦後日本におけるリベラル・モダニズムの総合的解明」研究会

  • Institutionalism in the Taisho Democracy

    SHIMIZU Yuichirou

    The 5th Annual Conference of the East Asian Consortium of Japanese Stuides (Korea University(Online)) , 

    2021.11

    Oral presentation (general), East Asian Consortium of Japanese Stuides

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Electoral District Revision and Political Participation: A Historical Structural Analysis of Institutional Revision

    2022.04
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    2025.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant, Principal investigator

  • Electoral district revision and political participation: A historical structural analysis of institutional change

    2022.04
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    2025.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 基盤研究(C), Principal investigator

  • 小布施町における、新事業創造プログラム

    2022.04
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    2023.03

    長野県小布施町, Commissioned research, Principal investigator

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    SFCの学生とともに月に1度、長野県小布施町を訪れ、町民の方々と一緒に町の課題を解決する新事業を創造していく。

  • Developing Remote Oral History Methodology

    2022.04
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    2023.03

    Keio University, Keio Gijuku Academic Development Funds, Yuichiro Shimizu, Research grant, Principal investigator

  • Youth and Politics: Through a Comparative Historical Analysis of Japan and Germany

    2021.04
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    2022.03

    Keio University, Keio Gijuku Academic Development Funds, Yuichiro Shimizu, Research grant, Principal investigator

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Works 【 Display / hide

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • Japanese Association of Electoral Studies Award

    2016.05, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, 優秀ポスター発表

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

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    「選挙区の線引きはどう行われたのか」に対して

  • Public Policy Studies Association Japan Award

    2014.06, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, 奨励賞

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

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    『近代日本の官僚―維新官僚から学歴エリートへ』に対して

  • 27th the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Award

    2011.06, The Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Foundation, 特別賞

    Type of Award: Award from publisher, newspaper, foundation, etc.

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    小林道彦・中西寛編『歴史の桎梏を超えて』に対して

  • 100th Anniversary Award Paper of the Faculty of Law, Keio University

    1999.11, Keio University, The top prize

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    「清浦内閣の一考察―貴族院の政治対立」『政治学研究』29号に対して

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • MODERN HISTORY OF JAPAN

    2019, Within own faculty

  • JAPAN IN WORLD HISTORY

    2019, Spring Semester, Within own faculty

    Joint class with the Department of History, MIT.

  • GOVERNANCE THEORY

    2019

  • WORKSHOPS ON DESIGNING POLICY

    2019

  • ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

    2019

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • MODERN HISTORY OF JAPAN

    Keio University

    2019.04
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    Spring Semester, Within own faculty, 1h

    2015年度から継続中

  • Seminar: Oral History

    Keio University

    2019.04
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    Full academic year, Within own faculty, 2h

    2009年度から継続中

  • Seminar: Japanese Political Development

    Keio University

    2019.04
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    Full academic year, Within own faculty, 2h

    2007年度から継続中

  • ORAL HISTORY WORKSHOP

    Keio University

    2019.04
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    Spring Semester, Within own faculty, 1h

    2015年度から継続中

  • JAPAN IN WORLD HISTORY

    Keio University SFC

    2019.04
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    Autumn Semester, Within own faculty

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Educational Activities and Special Notes 【 Display / hide

  • The Joint class with World History class in the Department of History, MIT

    2022.10
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    2022.12

    , Device of Educational Contents

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    A joint class between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of History's lecture "World History" and SFC's lecture "Japan in World History" is offered every other year.

  • The Joint class with World History class in the Department of History, MIT

    2020.10
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    2020.12

    , Device of Educational Contents

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    A joint class between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of History's lecture "World History" and SFC's lecture "Japan in World History" is offered every other year.

  • SFC霞が関会

    2020.09
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    , Coaching of Students' Association

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    SFC生とSFC出身官僚の交流会

  • 慶應義塾大学アインクライネスオーケストラ(管弦楽)

    2020.04
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    2021.03

    , Coaching of Students' Association

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    会長

  • Academic exchange with the Center for Japanese Studies at National Chengchi University and the Center for Japanese Studies at Taiwan University

    2019.09
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    2020.06

    , Device of Educational Contents

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    The Center for Japanese Studies at Chengchi University and the Center for Japanese Studies at Taiwan University continue to exchange undergraduate and graduate students, mainly in the form of research presentations. In even-numbered years, our laboratory visits Taiwan, and in odd-numbered years, we accept visits from the Taiwanese side.

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • 講演「平井六右衛門と『平民宰相』原敬」

    紫波町図書館, 夜のとしょかん (紫波町図書館)

    2022.11
  • 研修「政官関係と官民関係―代表性と専門性から考える」

    人事院公務員研修所, 課長補佐級(リーダーシップ)研修 (人事院公務員研修所)

    2022.11
  • 講演「変えるために変わること―やりたいことをする学び」

    沖縄県教育委員会, 沖縄県教育委員会進学力グレードアップ推進事業 (慶應義塾大学三田キャンパス)

    2022.10
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    2022.11
  • 吉野作造記念館次世代人材育成研修会

    NPO法人古川学人, 吉野作造記念館次世代人材育成研修会 (吉野作造記念館)

    2022.09
  • 研修「政策の形成過程と記録」

    国立公文書館, 国立公文書館アーカイブス研修Ⅲ (国立公文書館)

    2022.09

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Media Coverage 【 Display / hide

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Academic Activities 【 Display / hide

  • PhD Workshop for Doctoral Students in Japanese Studies in Central and Eastern Europe 2022

    Japan Foundation Budapest,  (オンライン開催) , 

    2022.02

  • Next Generation Japanese Researchers Collaborative Research Workshop

    Japan Foundation,  (オンライン開催) , 

    2021.12

  • 17th EAJS PhD Workshop

    European Association for Japanese Stuies,  (Online) , 

    2021.08

  • 報告「なにが日本の近代を規定したのか―内政要因から考える」

    日本と東アジアの未来を考える委員会,  (都道府県会館) , 

    2013.07

  • 報告「日本の政党政治―歴史的経験知から考える」

    経団連21世紀政策研究所,  (日本経済団体連合会) , 

    2011.05

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • 日本政治学会, 

    2001.05
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  • 日本行政学会, 

    2010.10
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  • 日本選挙学会, 

    1999.05
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    Present
  • 日本公共政策学会, 

    2002.10
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    Present
  • 日本法政学会, 

    1999.05
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    Present

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2022.10
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    Vice Chair of International Exchange Commitee, Japanese Political Science Association

  • 2022.05
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    Present

    Board member, Editorial Commitee, Discuss Japan, Japan Journal

  • 2022.04
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    Present

    Vice President, Keio SFC Academic Society

  • 2022.02

    Lecturer, PhD Workshop for Doctoral Students in Japanese Studies in Central and Eastern Europe 2022, Japan Foundation Budapest

  • 2021.08

    Super Visor in the 17th PhD Workshop, European Association for Japanese Studies

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