Civil Society <--
2006 book from Stanford University Press, Japan's
Dual Civil Society: Members without Advocates,
addresses civil society and this is one of the
areas of my greatest research interest.
Political Parties and
Legislative Organization in Japan <--
Another major research area for me is the organization
of political parties and legislative organization in
Japan, especially the Liberal Democratic Party.
Comparative Political Parties and Legislative
I am also interested in comparative analysis of
legislative organization and political parties.
Comparative Civil Society Research <--
This includes the JIGS 2 comparative research project.
Neighborhood Associations <--
I am currently working on a book with Yutaka Tsujinaka
and Hidehiro Yamamoto that utilizes data from the first
ever nationwide survey of NHAs in Japan
Some papers are available
for download in .pdf format. Follow the above links to
the subject areas to find them. Such papers are marked
by this icon to the right of their titles