Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor at Osaka University after completing my Ph.D. from the department of political science at Rice University in 2016. My research interests include comparative political institutions, political parties, electoral systems, and legislative studies.

My dissertation is entitled “Organizing Legislative Parties: How Elections and Policy Positions Shape Intraparty Politics.” Focusing on contemporary party politics in Japan and the US, my research project seeks to understand why and how politicians create, organize and maintain legislative parties.

Ideological Mapping of Japanese Voters and Candidates, 2003-2013

Osaka University, Osaka School of International Public Policy

1-31 Machikane-yama, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043, Japan

E-mail: kubo   at sign   osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp
Phone: +81 (0)6 6850 5837

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