Yuichiro Shimizu

Yuichiro Shimizu

Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesPh.D. (Laws and Political Science, Keio University)
Other Positions Currently HeldVisiting Fellow in the University of Tokyo / Fellow in the Global Research Institute, Keio University/ Chair of the editorial committee, Keio SFC Journal
Short BiographyWorking experience:
 2017-, Professor, Keio University
 2018, Visiting Professor, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
 2015-2016, Visiting Associate Professor, National Chengchi University
 2014-2015, Visiting Scholar, Reischauer Institute Harvard University
 2010-2017, Associate Professor, Keio University
 2007-2010, Assistant Professor, Keio University
 2003-2007, Research Assistant, The University of Tokyo
 2002-2003, Research Assistant, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Areas of ExpertiseJapanese Politics, Modern Japanese History, Politics-Administration Relationship, Oral History
AffiliationsJapanese Political Science Association, Public Policy Studies Association Japan, Japan Election Studies Association, Association for Asian Studies, European Association for Japanese Studies, International Political Science Association Japanese Society for Public Administration, Japanese Association of Law and Political Science
Selected PublicationsBOOKS:
5. The Origins of Modern Japanese Bureaucracy., London: Bloomsbury, October 2019(in English, Translated by Amin Ghadimi).
4. The Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: from Restoration Bureaucrats to Educated Elites., Tokyo: Chuo Koron Shinsha, Apr 2013(in Japanese). Awarded Public Policy Studies Association Japan, 2014.
3. Party and the Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: Clash of the Constitutional Government, Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten, 2007 (in Japanese).
2. An Introduction to a Political History of Modern Japan., Tokyo: Yuhikaku, Jan 2020(in Japanese)
1. Japan and its constitutional precedent: Law, Politics, History and culture., Tokyo: Nihon Hyoronsha, Sep 2016(in Japanese)

18. "Historical institutional analysis of Japanese electoral districts", Changes and Refactoring in Japanese studies, Taipei: Hanlu Publishing, 2019(
in Chinese).
17."Methodology of Oral History: not Verifying but Finding hypotheses", Oral History de nani ga dekiruka, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2019(in Japanese)
16. "Japanese youth have not been intested in politics?: Comparing political participation between Japan and Taiwan", Who Governs?, Taipei:RiveGauche Publishing House, 2018(in Chinese)
15."Modern Japan", Chuo koron Shinsho Henshubu ed., The Issues of Japanese History, Tokyo: Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2018(in Japanese)
14. "Politicay juventud en Japon: cambios despues del gran desastre del Terremoto de Japon Oriental de2011", G.N.M.Martinez, G.R.Altamirano ed., Educacion Civica, Tirant Humanidades, Mexico, 2018(in Spanish)
13. "Yamagata Aritomo, Working as both General and Prime Minister", Lecture of Meiji History, Tokyo, Japan:Chikuma Shobo; 2018(in Japanese)
12. "Mobilizing the Nation: The beginning of Shashin Shuho", Shashin Shuho and its era, Tokyo, Japan: Keio Universitu Press; 2017(in Japanese).
11. "The history and future of Nagano prefecture, as the region of education", Changing schools, Changing society Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Shoseki; 2014(in Japanese).
10. “Changing the Construction of the Party Support: A Case of the Partition of Rikken Seiyukai,” Kazuto Sakamoto, Kaoru Iokibe, eds., The New Horizon of Japanese Political History, Tokyo: Yoshida Shoten, 2013 (in Japanese).
9. "Problems detected by Japanese Political History,” The 21st Century Public Policy Institute ed., The Governance of Government and Parties under the Change of Government, Tokyo: The 21st Century Public Policy Institute, 2012 (in Japanese).
8. “Reaction to the Chinese Revolution 1911: Democratization and Modern Japan,” Hiroshi Nakanishi, Michihiko Kobayashi, eds., Breaking Historical Fetters: a New Perspective for Japan-China Relationship in 20th Century, Tokyo: Chikura Publishing, 2010(in Japanese).
7. “Politics and Administration among Party Government Time,” Hidehiko Kasahara, ed., History of the Japanese Administration, Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2010(in Japanese).
6. “The Institutionalization of Political Readership,” Faculty of Law Keio University ed., Politics of KEIO University, Keio University Press, 2008(in Japanese).
5. “Forming an District Association on Modern Japanese Bureaucracy: with a case of Nagano Prefecture,” The Association of Modern History in Nagano Prefecture ed., The Various Issues of the Glass Roots History in Nagano Prefecture, Ryuho Publishing, 2008(in Japanese).
4. “The Over View of Shashin Shuho: as an National Policy Pictorial Magazine,” Kiyoshi Tamai ed., The National Consciousness of Wartime Japan, Keio University Press, 2008(in Japanese).
3. “How to Practice Oral History?,” Takashi Mikuriya ed., The Approach to Oral History, Iwanami Shoten, 2007(in Japanese).
2. “Takashi Hara,” Takashi Mikuriya ed., Drawing the Presidents, Yumani Shobo, 2007(in Japanese).
1. “Party and Bureaucrats in Taisho Era: Bureaucrats join Parties,” Osamu Terasaki, Kiyoshi Tamai eds., Politics and Civil Consciousness in Prewar Japan, Keio University Press, 2005(in Japanese).

24. "The Multi-Historiography of Japanese Studies: From an Era of Self-Reliance towards an Era of Collaboration", Issue and Studies vol. 48 No. 4, 2019(in Japanese)
23. "Nation, Party, Peoples: A political history of the balance-losing triangle", Asteion vol. 90, 2019(in Japanese).
22. "Representative system in Japan: Its historical development and issue", Horitsu Jiho vol. 1135, 2019(in Japanese).
21. "Meiji Revolution as the human resources policy innovation", Nankai Japanese Studies(China) 2018. 2018(in Chinese)
20. "Restoration, Revolution or Reform? The Unexpected Fortune of Winners and Tenacious Efforts of Losers", Discuss Japan No. 43. 2018
19. Is The Initiative of Prime Minister's Office Completed?―The 2nd/3rd Abe Government and Its Leadership", Japan and Asia-Pacific Studies Quarterly(Taiwan) 1-3, 2017(in Japanese)
18. Yuichiro Shimizu, "Politics and Students in Japan: Recusing from Politics, Approaching Actual Policies", Issues & studies : a journal of Asian Pacific studies(Taiwan) 45-4, 2016(in Japanese).
17. Yuichiro Shimizu, "How modern Japan established its electoral districts: lightening the districts as the political spacial institute", The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association 2016-Ⅱ, 2016(in Japanese).
16. Yuichiro Shimizu, "Revising Modern Japanese Political History: Four examinations with historical institutionalism", Journal of Kyushu Shigaku, no.175, 2016(in Japanese).
15. Yuichiro Shimizu, Sochi Naraoka, "Shaping the Diet: Competing Architectural Designs for Japan's Diet Building," Social Science Research Network Website, 2014(in English).
14. Yuichiro Shimizu, "The Election System in Modern Japan; Succeeding Author’s Intuition and Consideration," Japanese Journal of Electoral Studies, no.29-2, 2013(in Japanese).
13. Yuichiro Shimizu, "YOSHINO Sakuzo and Public Space in the Taisho Period," Bulletin of Modern Japanese Studies, no. 29, 2013(in Japanese).
12. Yuichiro Shimizu, “Is Initiative by Politicians or Bureaucrats?: the Historical Composition and Changes,” LEVIATHAN, no. 48, 2011(in Japanese).
11. Yuichiro Shimizu, “The Capability of Oral History,” RPSPP Discussion Paper, no. 4, 2009(in Japanese).
10. Yuichiro Shimizu, “Recruiting National Elites and Building the Administrative State: a Mentality of Modern Japan,” Hogaku Kenkyu, vol. 82, no. 2, 2009(in Japanese).
9. Yuichiro Shimizu, “Parties and Bureaucrats under the Goken Sanpa Government,” Nihon Seiji Kenkyu, vol. 3, no. 1, 2006(in Japanese).
8. Yuichiro Shimizu, “The Formation of the First Party Cabinet, 1898-1901 : Changing Relationship between the Politico-Bureaucracy and the Cabinet,” Shigaku Zasshi, vol. 114, no. 2, 2005(in Japanese).
7. Yuichiro Shimizu, “A Study of Partilization of Bureaucrat in Modern Japan,” The Japanese Journal of Law and Political Science, vol. 41, no. 1, 2004(in Japanese).
6. Yuichiro Shimizu, “Spoils System under Waihan Government: Party Politician, Bureaucrats, Spoils of Office,” Nihon Rekishi, no. 674, 2004(in Japanese).
5. Yuichiro Shimizu, “From Spoils System to Merit System : Reform of Bureaucracy in Japan, 1867-1893,” Journal of Law and Political Studies, no. 59, 2003(in Japanese).
4. Yuichiro Shimizu, “Oral History in Japan,” KEIO-GSEC CRONOS Working Papers, vol. 03-004, 2003(in Japanese).
3. Yuichiro Shimizu, “The General Election under Waihan Government: Hard Cordination of Candidates in Coalition,” Senkyo Kenkyu, no. 18, 2003(in Japanese).
2. Yuichiro Shimizu, “The First Yamamoto cabinet and the Pricy council : civil service appointment revisions,” Journal of Law and Political Studies, no. 51, 2001(in Japanese).
1. Yuichiro Shimizu, “A Study on Kiyoura Cabinet : Political Conflict in the House of Peers, Kizokuin,” Seijigaku Kenkyu, no. 29, 1999(in Japanese).

3. Public Policy Studies Association Japan Award, June 2014
2. The MASAYOSHI OHIRA Memorial Award(as coauthor),June 2011
1. The Highest Prize Paper, the100th Memorial Faculty of Law, Keio University, November 1999

Oral History
13. Living as the Guardian of the law: A Memoir of Masasuke Ōmori: the President of Cabinet Legislation Bureau, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2018(in Japanese).
12. Re-examining Oral History Method:Dialogue Analysis of Utterance Sequences (Oral History Method no Saikento: Hatsuwa Seaquences ni yoru Taiwa Bunseki), KEIO SFC JOURNAL, Series 14 Vol. 1, pp.108-132, Oct. 2014, (Joint paper with Masaki Suwa)
11. An Oral History of Shosaku Uehara: Grandchild of the Marshal Yusaku Uehara (joint with Akira Igarashi et al.), Tokyo: KEIO Oral History Research Group, 2012(in Japanese).
10. An Oral History of Masahide Shibusawa: Grandchild of Eiichi Shibusawa(joint with Masato Kimura et al.), Tokyo: The Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, 2012(in Japanese).
9. Diary of the Marshal Yusaku Uehara(joint with Ryojyu Sakurai, Michihiko Kobayashi), Tokyo: Fuyo Publishing Publishing, 2011(in Japanese).
8. Princess of new nobility: Taisho and Showa era(joint with Toshihiro Ohkubo et al.), Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 2011(in Japanese).
7. An Oral History of Ichiro Yoshikuni: the President of Cabinet Legislation Bureau (joint with Takashi Mikuriya, Izuru Makihara), Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Oral History Project, 2011(in Japanese).
6. Universal healthcare system: An Oral History of Masataka Kouda(joint with Ichiro Innami, Michi Nakashizuka), Tokyo: Institute for Health Economics and Policy, 2011(in Japanese).
5. An Oral History of Shigeyuki Hozumi: Grandchild of Nobushige Hozumi (joint with Masato Kimura et al.), Tokyo: The Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, 2010(in Japanese).
4. LIfe with Local Administration: An Oral History of the Assistance Administrator Hiroshi Miyazawa (joint with Jun Iio, Satoru Ohsugi), Tokyo: Daiichi Hoki, 2007(in Japanese).
3. An Oral History of Atsuo Kudo: the President of Cabinet Legislation Bureau (joint with Takashi Mikuriya, Toshiyuki Kanai), Tokyo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 2005(in Japanese).
2. My Twentieth Century: An Oral History of the Assistance Administrator Shiro Nagano(joint with Jun Iio, Satoru Ohsugi), Tokyo: Gakuyo Publishing, 2004(in Japanese).
1. An Oral History of Masae Ohmuro: the Party Secretary General of the LDP Tokyo (joint with Takashi Mikuriya, Toshiyuki Kanai), Tokyo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 2004(in Japanese).
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