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Kubo, Fumiaki

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A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

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Areas of Expertise

US political and diplomatic history, modern American parties, policy making, US foreign policy

Bio

Received a doctorate in law from the University of Tokyo. Was a professor at Keio University, a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, and, from 2001 to 2002, a member of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s discussion panel on a direct election system for prime minister. Was an invited professor at Sciences Po, Paris, in 2009. Is now a member of the U.S.–Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON). Since 2014 is a Japan scholar in the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a member of the Basic Policy Working Group of the Space Policy Commission, Cabinet Office.

Research Results

  • America’s Rebalancing to Asia, editor (NTT Publishing, 2013)*
  • US Presidential Election Update I & II, supervising editor (Policy Research, 2012 & 2013)*
  • How Minorities Are Changing American Politics, editor (NTT Publishing,   2012)*
  • The Tea Party Movement, edited as part of the Contemporary American Studies Project (NTT Publishing, 2012)*
  • Evaluating the Obama Presidency (Nippon-Hyoron-sha, 2010)*
  • Senior Officials in the Obama Administration: A Study of Transition of Power  and  Political  Appointees (Nippon-Hyoron-sha,  2009)*

*In Japanese only

Publications

  • “US Midterm Elections Update” (Policy Research, 2015)*
  • “American Unilateralism and Its Domestic Origins: Reaganism and After” (prepared for the “Americanization and Nationalism in a Global Age” symposium, August 22–24, 2002, Hokkaido University)
  • “Expertise and Political Institutions in the U.S. Environmental Policy: The Case of the 1990 Pollution Prevention Act,” in Publication of the Proceedings from The Kyoto American Studies Summer Seminar 1996 (Center for American Studies of Ritsumeikan University, 1997 )

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