Hironori Sasada degree icon

Associate Professor

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Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

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About me

I am originally from Kumamoto, Japan. After graduating from a high school in Kumamoto, I moved to the United States to study politics and lived there for 15 years. I received my B.A. in political science at U.C. Berkeley, my M.A. in international relations at U.C. San Diego, and my Ph.D. in political science at the University of Washington in Seattle. My research interests include political economy, party politics, and foreign policy of Japan and East Asia. I am the author of The Evolution of the Japanese Developmental State: Institutions Locked-in by Ideas (Routledge, 2012). The book was also published in Japanese and Korean. My recent articles appeared in The Japanese Political Economy, Journal of East Asian Studies, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Asian Journal of Political Science, and The SAIS Review.