Professor of Political Science
Graduate School of Law and Political Science
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
|B.A.||1984||University of Tokyo||Political Science|
|M.A.||1986||University of Tokyo||Political Science|
|M. A. and M. Phil.||1989||Yale University||Political Science|
|Ph.D.||1992||Yale University||Political Science|
|2003-date||Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Law and Political Science, The University of Tokyo|
|1993-2003||Associate Professor of Political Science, The University of Tokyo|
|1996-1997||Associate, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University|
|1992-1993||Visiting Lecturer of Political Science, Yale University|
|1996-date||Advisory Board of British Journal of Political Science|
|1999-date||Associate (Founding) Editor of Japanese Journal of Political Science|
|1998-date||Editor of Leviathan (Tokyo based academic journal in political science)|
Publications: directly related
Kato, Junko and Michael Laver, “Dynamic Approaches to Government Formation and the Generic Instability of Decisive Structures in Japan,” Electoral Studies, vol. 20, no.4 (December 2001).
Kato, Junko. “When the Party Breaks Up: Exit and Voice among Japanese Legislators,” American Political Science Review, vol. 92, no.4 (December 1998): 857-870.
Kato, Junko and Michael Laver, “Theories of Government Formation and the 1996 General Election in Japan,” Party Politics, vol. 4, no. 2 (1998): 229-252.
Kato, Junko and Aldo Di Virgilio, “Factionalisme, Coalitions et Fragmentation Politique,” Revue Française de Science Politique, vol. 51, no. 4 (2001): 587-619.
Kato, Junko, Michael Laver and Kenneth Shepsle. "Nihon ni okeru Renritsu Seiken no Keisei (Portfolio Allocation and Government Formation in Europe and Japan)," Leviathan, 19,(Autumn 1996), pp. 63-85.
Publications: other significant
Kato, Junko. Regressive Taxation and the Welfare State: Path Dependency and Policy Diffusion. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2003.
Kato, Junko. The Problem of Bureaucratic Rationality: Tax Politics in Japan. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1994.
Kato, Junko. "Rationality and Institution in Politics: Three Varieties of Neo-Institutionalism," British Journal of Political Science, vol. 26, part 4 (1996), pp.553-582.
Kato, Junko. "Public Pension Reforms in the United States and Japan: A Study of Comparative Public Policy," Comparative Political Studies, vol. 24, no. 1 (1991), pp. 100-126.
Kato, Junko. Seikankankei to Zeiseikaikaku. Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Press. 1997.
Database development for “When the Party Breaks Up: Exit and Voice among Japanese Legislators,” American Political Science Review, vol. 92, no.4 (December 1998): 857-870. I have collected the data on politicians' behavior focused on their electoral and policy backgrounds as well as party affiliations. I have also shared this data base with other scholars who have also studied on the party splits in Japan.
I am now developing a database of factional affiliation and allocation of ministerial posts among the incumbent politicians from 1959 to 1992 in Japan.
Collaborators & Other Affiliations
Collaborators and Co-Editors
Michael Laver, Trinity College (Dublin)
Carol Mershon, Department of Politics, University of Virginia
Bo Rothstein, Department of Political Science, Gøterborg University (Sweden)
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
David Cameron, Department of Political Science, Yale University
David Mayhew, Department of Political Science, Yale University
Mike Mochizuki, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Susan Rose-Ackerman, Law School, Yale University
Thesis advisor to:
Nam Kim-John, University of Tohoku, Japan
Lin Chen-Wei, University of Hokkaido, Japan
Postdoctoral sponsor to:
Total number of graduate students and postdocotral scholars advised for the last five years: 15