Faculty of Political Science and Economics Waseda UniversityWaseda University


KOHNO Masaru, Professor

Research Interests

Japanese Politics, Political Behavior, International Relations

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Political Science)  Stanford University 1994
  • M.A. (International Relations) Yale University 1987
  • Bachelor of Laws(Sophia University) 1985

Short Bio

Before joining Waseda, Professor Kohno taught at University of British Columbia (1994-98) and at Aoyama Gakuin University (1998-2003), and he was a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (1996-97). He has published a number of books and articles on Japanese politics and Japan’s foreign relations, including Japan’s Postwar Party Politics (Princeton University Press 1997) and Seido [Institutions] (University of Tokyo Press 2002), and Seiji o Kagaku Suru Koto wa Kano-ka [Is It Possible to Study Politics Scientifically?] (Chuo Koron Shin-sha, 2018). Professor Kohno is currently engaged in a variety of research, such as survey experiments in aid-receiving countries, inquiries into citizens’ attitude toward hate-speech regulations, and text-analysis of popular song lyrics regarding the concept of free/freedom in North America.

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