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Hiroyuki Yamamoto

Department of International Relations

Associate Professor


  1. 2009 Ph.D. - Government, University of Virginia
  2. 1998 M.A. - International Relations, University of California, San Diego
  3. 1997 M.A. - Political Science, Keio University
  4. 1995 B.A. - Law, Keio University

Teaching and Research Interests:

Comparative Politics, Democratic Backsliding, and Japanese Politics

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience


Assistant Professor, Tokyo International University


Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Richmond


Research Fellow and Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington


Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Departments of Political Science and Japanese Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Fellowship & Grants


Research Fellowship, Japan Studies Program, Jackson School of International Studies


Terasaki Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

“Democratic Backsliding and Party System in Interwar Japan,” Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2019). Retrieved from

“Democratic Backsliding: Lessons from Interwar Japan.” AsiaGlobal Online Journal. Retrieved from

“The Path-Dependent Origins of Patronage Politics in Prewar Japan (戦前日本におけるパトロネージ型政治の経路依存的起源).” Global Studies, Vol. 3 (2019): 27-44. Retrieved from

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