Changing Analytical Framework for Japanese Politics: Lessons from Foreign Countries

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In this session, we aim to consider about analytical frameworks for contemporary Japanese politics. At the same time, we try to propose new analytical frameworks for Japanese politics. In the 21th century, we have experienced many changes in political and public administrative arenas. We have to prepare new tools and perspectives to understanding contemporary situation of Japanese politics. In this session, we will pay attention to the two arenas, that is, input side and output side in Japanese political system. In terms of the input side, we have three papers deal with the citizenship education, the electoral campaign, and the presidentialization of the party politics. In the output side, we have two papers focus on the public diplomacy and people’s trust to the administrative system in Japan.
Paper givers:
Noritada Matsuda (Aoyama Gakuin University) “Deliberative Students, Overburdened Teachers, and Academic Policy Analysts: How Can Policy Analysis Contribute to Citizenship Education?”
Sean Vincent (University of Sussex) "Candidates campaign strategies and pursuit of the personal vote: A comparison of constituency level candidates in Japan and the United Kingdom"
Hiroaki Mori (University of Kitakyushu) “Public Diplomacy and Political Process: Theoretical Implications from a Case Study of ‘Cool Japan Strategy”
Takeshi Miyawaki (Nihon University) “Trust and change of people to the administrative system in Japan”
Masahiro Iwasaki (Nihon University) “The Presidentialization of Japanese Politics”