Ph.D in Political Science, Kyoto University

Junior Associate Professor (Political Science)

Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

 

 

 

CURRENT RESEARCH FIELD

 

International Political Economy

Global Environmental Governance

Environmental Treaty

 Policy Diffusion

International Organization

Transnational Governance

 

FORMAL  EDUCATION

 

KYOTO UNIVERSITY

Ph.D                                             2018

Political Science/ International Relations

Dissertation titled “Institutional Trinity for the Minamata Convention on Mercury”

 

KYOTO UNIVERSITY

M.A.                                                                                                                                                                             2014

Political Science/ International Relations

Thesis titled “Conflicting Approaches in Climate Governance - Market or Organization-?” 

KYOTO UNIVERSITY

B.A.                                                                                                                                                                              2012

Political Science

 

 

SELECTED PRIZES & AWARDS

 

  • The Masaharu Matsushita Memorial Academic Award,                                                                                                              from the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation                                                 February 2019

  • Scholarship,  from ETH Zurich                        October 2018 -March 2019

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, from Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University                                                                                                                                                                                               March 2018

  • Travel fund for the 4thAnnual Conference on Environmental Politics and Governance, Stockholm, Sweden, from Murata Science Foundation                                             June 2018

  • Research Grant, from JSPS                                                                                             April 2017 - March 2019

 

  • Travel fund for the 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change, from Kyoto University

                                                                                                                                                                              June 2016

 

  • Research Grant, from Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Environmental Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                            September 2015 - March 2017   

                                   

  • Research Grant, from the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation          October 2015- September 2016

  • Grant for Study at Harvard, from Kyoto University                                                  Spring and Summer 2015

 

  • Oxford John-Mung Summer Program, from Kyoto University                                                                    2013

 

 

 

 

AUGMENTED  EDUCATION & RESEARCH

 

  • Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland                                                                                                                           (Invited by Prof. Thomas Bernauer)    October 2018 - March 2019

  • Special Student (GSAS) Department of Government, Harvard University, US                                         2015

 

  • Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, USA  

Empirical Modeling for Theory Evaluation - Prof. Franzese    

Advanced Social Network Analysis - Prof. Desmarais                                                                Summer 2014 

                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Oxford Summer Program, Oxford University, U.K. 

Academic English / Environmental Studies                                                                                  Summer 2013                                                                                                                                                                                  

  • Regression Analysis, IPSA-NUS Social Science Research Methods
    National University of Singapore                                                                                                           July 2013

 

 

 PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Institutional Diffusion for the Minamata Convention on Mercury                                                                                    International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19(2): 169-185      April  2019

  • An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The Case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury        –Theory and Practice- (in Japanese) (Hougaku-ronsou181 volume 4)                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2017

 

  • An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The Case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury        –Theory and Practice- (in Japanese) (Hougaku-ronsou181 volume 2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2017

 

 

ONGOING RESEARCH  PROJECTS

  • To solve climate problem, will you support a nuclear power plant in your neighborhood? A survey experiment in Japan (with Aseem Prakash)

  • Informational Tasks of International Financial Institutions  (with Motoshi Suzuki and Akitaka Matsuo)

  • Reciprocity and Japanese Support for Carbon Tax Policy  (with Thomas Bernauer, Liam McGrath, and Jaehyun Song)

  • Do Trade Agreements Reduce Distributive Conflict over Export Markets between Foreign Aid Donors?   (with Motoshi Suzuki)

  • Climate Policy Diffusion: Interdependence through Economic or Normative Considerations? 

                                                                                               (with Shohei Doi and Motoshi Suziki)     Under review

                                                                                                                       

 

 

SELECTED  CONFERENCE  PAPERS  (with review)

 

* Papers were also presented in workshops held at Kyoto University, Nagoya University, and Kobe University.

  • How Peers Matter in Climate Policy Implementation?: Analyzing Multi-directional and Multi–dimensional Policy Diffusion     (with Shohei Doi and Motoshi Suzuki)

          to be presented at the 60th ISA Annual Convention in Tronto, Canada.                                     March 2019

  •   Linking Environmental Commitment to Foreign Aid: An Informational Role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements   (with Motoshi Suzuki)

          to be presented at the 60th ISA Annual Convention in Tronto, Canada.                                     March 2019

  • Effective Allocation Strategies and Distributional Conflict in Foreign Aid  (with Motoshi Suzuki)

          to be presented at the 12th Annual Conference on the PEIO in Salzburg, Austria                February 2019

                                        

  • Climate Policy-making and Peer Pressure in the Regime Complex  (with Motoshi Suzuki and Shohei Doi)

 presented at the 4th Annual Conference of on Environmental Politics and Governance, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden                                                                                          June 2018

 

  • Ensuring Compliance With the Minamata Convention on Mercury: An Integrated Approach of Enforcement and Assistance

presented at the 59th ISA Annual Convention in San Francisco, California, U.S.

    April 2018

 

  • An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

presented at the 58th ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.                                    

                                                                                                                                                          February  2017

 

  • Spatial Correlates of Carbon Diffusion in an Interdependent World (co-authored paper with Motoshi Suzuki)

presented at Research Frontier of Statistics and Formal Models in Political Science, Gakushuin University

                                           January 2017

 

  • An Institutional Trinity for an Environmental Treaty: The Case of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (in Japanese)

presented in the 60th Conference of the Japan Association of International Relations

October 2016

 

  • How Does Multilevel Climate Governance Work? : A Nexus of Policy Diffusion and Multilateral Aid (co-authored paper with Motoshi Suzuki)

presented in 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change, Free University Berlin

      May 2016

 

  • The Role of International Organization in Transnational Climate Governance -the Case of the GEF-

presented at the 56th ISA Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

                                                                                                                                                            February 2015

 

  • Beyond Neoliberal Institutionalism - Orchestration by the GEF in Climate Governance -

presented at Earth System Governance Conference, East Anglia University, Norwich, U.K.

      July 2014

WORK  EXPERIENCES

 

  • Research Assistant to Professor Suzuki                                                           February 2013 - September 2014

                                                                                                                                     September 2015 – February 2018

       Teaching Assistant for Graduate course “Quantitative Analysis of Public Policy”

       Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate course “International Political Economy”

welcome to my website

© 2018/uji