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Political Administrative System


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1990.03   Graduated form Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo(UTokyo)
1990.04   Research Associate, Faculty of Law, UTokyo
1993.10   Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Tohoku University
2006.04   Professor, School of Law, Tohoku University
2007.04   Visiting Professor, RCAST, UTokyo (-2011.09)
2013.04   Professor, RCAST, UTokyo

Research Interests

1. Oral History Projects and Japanese Political History
Analysis of interviews and historical materials, mainly for research on the functions of the Kantei (the prime minister’s office) and postwar politics. Research on relationship the Liberal Democratic Party and the bureaucracy is being prioritized.

2. Comparative Public Administration
Comparative analysis of the bureaucracy in the developed countries. Governance system reforms and administrative reforms in those countries, particularly metropolitan politics in England is the current research topic.

3. Judicial Politics
Study of the history of judicial politics in Japan during and after the Meiji Era. The postwar political function of the Supreme Court is being researched.

4. Advanced Public Policy Research
Interdisciplinary research across the natural sciences and social sciences combining theory and practice. In particular, research on the reconstruction process after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the creation of its archive are being prioritized.


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