The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics
  • Offers the most up-to-date views on the state of the field
  • Provides accessible overviews of new fields of research
  • Chapters are written by internationally acknowledged specialists

The study of Japanese politics is a vibrant field that has changed substantially over time. This work provides an in-depth exploration of current research. Moreover, it addresses theoretical questions and empirical issues that will guide research on Japan for years to come and thus serves as a key resource for scholars, students, and practitioners.
Through more than 40 chapters by leading specialists, the Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics examines major aspects of both domestic politics and international relations. In addition to providing a broad overview of contemporary Japanese politics, the chapters are united by a shared question: what is the nature and quality of Japanese democracy? Contributors consider this matter alongside their individual subjects, which together comprehensively address the central research topics of the field.


1. Japanese Politics: An Introduction
Robert J. Pekkanen and Saadia M. Pekkanen
Part I: Domestic Political Actors and Institutions
2. The Japanese Constitution
Kenneth Mori McElwain
3. Japanese Electoral Systems since 1947
Steven R. Reed
4. The Role of the Prime Minister in Japan
Aurelia George Mulgan
5. The Japanese Diet: Parliamentary Groups and Lawmaking
Mikitaka Masuyama
6. The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Bureaucracy
Steven K. Vogel
7. The Japanese Judiciary
J. Mark Ramseyer
8. Local Government in Japan
Ken Victor Leonard Hijino
Part II: Political Parties and Coalitions
9. Japan's Liberal Democratic Party: Changes in Party Organization under Shinzo Abe
Kuniaki Nemoto
10. The Era of Coalition Government in Japan: The Institutional Logic of Surplus Majorities and Strange Bedfellows
Michael F. Thies
11. Komeito: The Party and Its Place in Japanese Politics
Axel Klein and Levi McLaughlin
12. The Political Opposition in Japan
Ethan Scheiner and Michael F. Thies
Part III: Policymaking and the Public
13. The Policymaking Process in Japan
Tomohito Shinoda
14. The Effect of Changing Political Contexts on Public Opinion in Japan, 1945-2020
Yukio Maeda
15. Gender and Politics in Japan
Gill Steel and Sherry Martin
16. Civil Society in Japan
Akihiro Ogawa
17. Populism in Japan
Robert A. Fahey, Airo Hino, and Robert J. Pekkanen

Part IV: Political Economy and Social Policy
18. METI's Miraculous Comeback and the Uncertain Future of Japanese Industrial Policy
Gregory W. Noble
19. Energy Policy in Japan: Revisiting Radical Incrementalism
Llewelyn Hughes
20. Social Welfare Policy in Japan
Margarita Estévez-Abe
21. The Farm Lobby and Agricultural Policy in Japan
Patricia L. MacLachlan and Kay Shimizu
22. The Bank of Japan: Central Bank Independence and the Politicization of Monetary Policy
Gene Park
23. Social Inequality in Japan
David Chiavacci
24. Immigration and Democracy in Japan
Michael Strausz
Part V: International Relations Frameworks
25. Japan's Grand Strategy for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Narushige Michishita
26. Japan and International Organizations
Phillip Y. Lipscy and Nobuhiko Tamaki
27. International Status and Japan
David Leheny
Part VI: International Political Economy
28. Japanese Trade Policy
Christina L. Davis
29. Finance and Japan
Saori N. Katada and Yoichi Nemoto
30. Foreign Direct Investment in Japan: Growth, Trends, and Policy Efforts
Mark Manger
31. Japan and the Environment
Kim Reimann
32. Japan and Economic Regionalism in Asia
Hidetaka Yoshimatsu
33. Linkages between Security and Economics in Japan
Keisuke Iida
Part VII: International Security

34. Remilitarization in Japan
Christopher W. Hughes
35. Global and Regional Security Multilateralism in Japan's Foreign Policy
Paul Midford
36. Japan and Nuclear Nonproliferation
Michael Mochizuki
37. Japanese Naval Power
Alessio Patalano
38. Neoclassical Realism in Japan's Space Security
Saadia M. Pekkanen
39. Cybersecurity in Japan
Benjamin Bartlett
Part VIII: Foreign Relations

40. Japan-US Relations: The Most Important Bilateral Relationship in the World
Ellis S. Krauss
41. Japan-China Relations: Politics of Great Powers and Great Power Politics
Ming Wan
42. The Japan-South Korea Rift: “Inside” and “Outside” Pressures on Relations
Alexandra Sakaki
43. The Evolution of Japan-ASEAN Relations: Core Moves for Japan's Initiatives in Asian Regionalism
Takashi Terada
44. Japan-India Relations: From Weak Links to Stronger Ties
Purnendra Jain
45. Japan-EU Relations
Marie Söderberg
46. Japan-Russia Relations
Alexander Bukh


Edited by Robert J. Pekkanen is Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, and by Saadia M. Pekkanen is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Professor at the University of Washington.
Benjamin Bartlett, Miami University
Alexander Bukh, Victoria University of Wellington
David Chiavacci, University of Zurich
Christina L. Davis, Harvard University
Margarita Estévez-Abe, Syracuse University
Robert A. Fahey, Waseda University (ファーヒ・ロバート・A 早稲田大学政治経済学術院 現代政治経済研究所 研究助手)
Aurelia George Mulgan, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy
Ken Victor Leonard Hijino, Kyoto University (ヒジノ・ケン・ビクター・レオナード 京都大学大学院法学研究科 教授)
Airo Hino, Waseda University (日野 愛郎 早稲田大学 政治経済学術院 教授)
Christopher W. Hughes, University of Warwick
Llewelyn Hughes, Australian National University
Keisuke Iida, University of Tokyo (飯田 敬輔 東京大学公共政策大学院 法学政治学研究科、政策ビジョン研究センター 教授)
Purnendra Jain, University of Adelaide
Saori N. Katada, University of Southern California (片田さおり 南カリフォルニア大学国際関係学部 教授)
Axel Klein, University of Duisburg-Essen
Ellis S. Krauss, University of California, San Diego
David Leheny, Waseda University (レーニ―・デイビッド・ 早稲田大学大学院アジア太平洋研究科 教授)
Phillip Y. Lipscy, University of Toronto
Patricia L. MacLachlan, University of Texas at Austin
Yukio Maeda, University of Tokyo (前田 幸男 東京大学大学院情報学環 教授)
Mark Manger, University of Toronto
Sherry Martin, U.S. Department of State
Mikitaka Masuyama, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan (増山 幹高 政策研究大学院大学 教授)
Kenneth Mori McElwain, University of Tokyo (マッケルウェイン・ケネス・盛 東京大学 社会科学研究所 比較現代政治部門 教授)
Levi McLaughlin, North Carolina State University
Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan (道下 徳成 政策研究大学院大学 教授)
Paul Midford, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Mike Mochizuki, George Washington University
Kuniaki Nemoto, Musashi University (根元 邦明 武蔵大学経済学部 教授)
Yoichi Nemoto, Hitotsubashi University (根本 洋一 一橋大学経済学研究科、国際・公共政策研究部、経済学部 教授)
Gregory W. Noble, University of Tokyo (ノーブル・グレゴリー・N 東京大学 社会科学研究所 比較現代政治部門 教授)
Akihiro Ogawa, University of Melbourne (小川 晃弘 メルボルン大学 アジアインスティテュート 教授)
Gene Park, Loyola Marymount University
Alessio Patalano, King's College London
Robert J. Pekkanen, University of Washington
Saadia M. Pekkanen, University of Washington
J. Mark Ramseyer, Harvard University
Steven R. Reed, Chuo University (リード・スティーブン・R  中央大学名誉教授)
Kim Reimann, Georgia State University
Alexandra Sakaki, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Ethan Scheiner, University of California, Davis
Kay Shimizu, University of Pittsburgh (清水 薫 ピッツバーグ大学 政治学部 助教授)
Tomohito Shinoda, International University of Japan (信田 智人 国際大学 国際関係学研究科 教授)
Marie Söderberg, Stockholm School of Economics
Gill Steel, Doshisha University (スティール・ジル 同志社大学 国際教育インスティテュート 教授)
Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University
Nobuhiko Tamaki, Chuo University (玉置 敦彦 中央大学 法学部 准教授)
Takashi Terada, Doshisha University (寺田 貴 同志社大学 法学部政治学科 教授))
Michael F. Thies, University of California, Los Angeles
Steven K. Vogel, University of California, Berkeley
Ming Wan, George Mason University
Hidetaka Yoshimatsu, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (吉松 秀孝 立命館アジア太平洋大学 アジア太平洋学部 教授))


ISBN : 9780190050993

Robert J. Pekkanen; Saadia Pekkanen
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171 x 247 mm
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The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Politics