Researcher Database

Hironori Sasada
Research Faculty of Media and Communication Division of Modern Japanese Studies Modern Japanese Studies
Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Research Faculty of Media and Communication Division of Modern Japanese Studies Modern Japanese Studies

Job Title

  • Professor

Degree

  • Ph.D. (Political Science)(2008/12 University of Washington)
  • M.A. (International Relations)(University of California, San Diego)
  • B.A. (Political Science)(University of California, Berkeley)

J-Global ID

Research Interests

  • 国際政治経済   東アジア政治経済   アイディアと政治   歴史的制度論   政治制度論   日本政治   international political economy   East Asian political economy   politics and ideas   historical institutionalism   political institutions   Japanese politics   

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / International relations
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2020/04 - Today Hokkaido University Research Faculty of Media and Communication Professor
  • 2016/04 - 2020/12 Hokkaido University Research Faculty of Media and Communication Associate Professor
  • 2013/04 - 2016/03 Hokkaido University Office of International Affairs International Student Center
  • 2009/04 - 2013/03 Ritsumeikan University Inter-faculty Institute for International Studies
  • 2007 - 2009 ワシントン大学 ジャクソン国際スクール 研究助手 [国外]
  • 2007 - 2009 University of Washington Jackson International School Research assistant
  • 2005 - 2007 ワシントン大学 政治学部 非常勤講師 [国外]
  • 2005 - 2007 University of Washington Department of Political Science Instructor

Education

  • 2000/09 - 2008/12  University of Washington  Department of Political Science
  • 1997/09 - 1999/12  University of California, San Diego  Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
  • 1995/08 - 1997/05  University of California, Berkeley  Department of Political Science

Association Memberships

  • European Association for Japanese Studies   日本政治学会   American Political Science Association   JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMPARATIVE POLITICS   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Resurgence of the ‘Japan Model?’: Japan’s Aid Policy Reform and Infrastructure Development Assistance
    Hironori Sasada
    Asian Survey 59 (6) 1044 - 1069 2019/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • The “Third Arrow” or Friendly Fire? The LDP Government's Reform Plan for the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives
    Hironori Sasada
    The Japanese Political Economy 41 (1) 14 - 35 2015/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hironori Sasada
    Asian Journal of Political Science 21 (3) 224 - 248 0218-5377 2013/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The recent trend of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) has pressured the governments of many countries to make such arrangements with their trade partners. Since its foundation in 1998, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has advocated free trade policies, partly because the party was an urban-based party. Thus, many expected that, when the DPJ assumed power in 2009, it would implement free trade policies as it had promised in the past. However, the DPJ government failed to deliver on its promise after spending three and a half years in office. It contrasts sharply with the Korean government under the leadership of Lee Myung-bak, which managed to conclude FTAs with its major trade partners, including the United States and the European Union. Both governments' free trade policies faced strong opposition from the agricultural industry, as farmers in Japan and Korea lacked international competitiveness. What explains the reasons why the Japanese government has been struggling to implement its free trade policies, while its Korean counterpart succeeded in signing a number of FTAs? Focusing primarily on the case of Japan and using the Korean case as reference, this study tries to provide an explanation for this puzzle by analyzing the impact of rural votes in the policy-making process. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: External Impacts of Intraparty Organization in Japan
    Hironori Sasada, Naofumi Fujimura, Satoshi Machidori
    JOURNAL OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES 13 (3) 409 - 441 1598-2408 2013/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Although party polarization is one of the most significant focal points in the study of contemporary US politics, a limited number of studies have examined its theoretical implications for other countries. In addition, a great deal of effort has been made in the study of the changes in voting bases (i.e., constituencies or interest groups). However, little attention has been given to the features of party organization. In this study we look at the process of polarization between two major parties in Japan in recent years and analyze the way Japanese parties took an alternative path to polarization. We argue that party polarization can be caused by the strategic position-taking of the party executive in addition to the centralization of the party organization.
  • 「民主党政権における日本のFTA政策」
    佐々田博教
    『なぜリージョナリズムなのか』ナカニシヤ出版刊 215 - 242 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 統制会・業界団体制度の発展過程 ―経路依存とアイディア
    佐々田博教
    レヴァイアサン 48 131 - 149 2011 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Hironori Sasada
    JOURNAL OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES 10 (1) 1 - 30 1598-2408 2010/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In recent years, some Japanese prime ministers have exhibited a nationalistic tendency, particularly in their foreign policies. The increasing nationalistic appeal by recent leaders marks a sharp contrast with previous leaders, who were unwilling to cause friction with other Countries and thus took more centrist positions. More interestingly, those recent leaders, including Koizumi Junichiro, previously adopted a more modest stance. This article seeks to explain the increase in nationalistic appeal, particularly between 2001 and 2006, among Japanese leaders by focusing on some important changes in the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP's) presidential election procedures. Drawing on the study Of US primary elections, I argue that the increase in the weight of rank-and-filers' votes vis-a-vis the LDP Diet members' votes in the LDP presidential election encouraged some candidates to take more ideologically extreme positions. In other words, much like US primaries, the LDP presidential elections can have it tendency to pull some candidates toward extreme positions.
  • Hironori Sasada
    JAPANESE JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 9 (2) 121 - 144 1468-1099 2008/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The Japanese government maintained protectionist agricultural policies for several decades after the end of World War II. However, it recently introduced a new policy that aims at promoting the export of agricultural products to overseas markets. Agricultural export promotion policy is fundamentally different from traditional agricultural trade policies, as it focuses primarily on the promotion of competitiveness of Japanese agriculture rather than protection of inefficient farmers. This paper tries to explain this intriguing development in Japanese agricultural trade policy by focusing on the impacts of the changes in legislators' incentives since the electoral reform of 1994. It argues that the post-reform electoral environment induced the introduction of the agricultural export promotion policy. It is because the reform made certain particularistic policies, such as the protection of the agricultural sector, less attractive to politicians that politicians must now appeal to a broader consituency.
  • Institutions, Interests, and Ideas: The Evolution of Developmental State Systems in Manchuria, Wartime Japan, and Postwar Japan
    Hironori Sasada
    Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Hironori Sasada
    Japanese Journal of Political Science Vol.9 (2) 121 - 144 2008 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Institutions, Interests, and Ideas: The Evolution of Developmental State Systems in Manchuria, Wartime Japan, and Postwar Japan
    Hironori Sasada
    博士取得論文、ワシントン大学 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Youth and Nationalism in Japan
    Hironori Sasada
    The SAIS Review Vol.26 (2) 109 - 122 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Youth and Nationalism in Japan
    Hironori Sasada
    The SAIS Review Vol.26 (2) 109 - 122 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 「港湾における経済協力と技術供与」
    佐々田博教
    『港湾シリーズ―経済社会と港湾』パールロード刊 83 - 96 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 国際政治におけるNGO活動の影響と問題点
    佐々田博教, 梶原晃
    国民経済雑誌 Vol.191 (5) 37 - 48 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 森林認証制度とグローバリズム
    梶原晃, 佐々田博教
    国民経済雑誌 Vol.188 (5) 51 - 61 2003 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 「運輸問題における国際協力の形態と相対的利得」
    佐々田博教
    『交通と文化の史的融合』八千代出版刊 160-180.  2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]

Books etc

Conference Activities & Talks

  • 海外研究機関で学位を得た研究者としてのキャリア形成  [Invited]
    佐々田 博教
    日本政治学会  2019/10
  • 中小農保護政策の起源 ― 産業組合制度の発展過程  [Not invited]
    佐々田 博教
    日本政治学会  2017/09
  • The Reform Plan for the Japanese Agricultural Co-op by the Abe Administration  [Not invited]
    SASADA Hironori
    European Association for Japanese Studies  2017/09
  • 歴史分析における因果推論:政治学と歴史学の接点  [Not invited]
    佐々田 博教
    日本比較政治学会  2015/06
  • Prisoners of Their Own Devise: A Constructivist View of Japanese Agricultural Policy  [Not invited]
    SASADA Hironori
    European Association for Japanese Studies  2014/08
  • The Impact of Rural Votes in Foreign Policies: A Comparative Study of the FTA Policies of Japan and Korea  [Not invited]
    SASADA Hironori
    Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society  2014/03
  • 政策アイディアによる利益と選好の構成過程  [Not invited]
    佐々田 博教
    関西行政研究会  2012/11
  • The Trade Policies of the Democratic Party of Japan  [Not invited]
    SASADA Hironori
    The British Association for Japanese Studies  2012/09
  • End of an ‘Urban Party’: The Democratic Party of Japan and its Trade Policies  [Invited]
    SASADA Hironori
    The US-Japan Research Institute Symposium  2011/09  Washington D.C.  The US-Japan Research Institute
  • Behind Green Politics: A Comparative Analysis of Biofuel Policies in Japan and the United States  [Not invited]
    SASADA Hironori
    The European Association for Japanese Studies  2011/08  Tallinn, Estonia
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: External Impact of Intraparty Organization in Japan  [Not invited]
    The South Political Science Association, Annual Meeting  2011
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: External Impact of Intraparty Organization in Japan  [Not invited]
    The Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting  2011
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: External Impact of Intraparty Organization in Japan  [Not invited]
    The South Political Science Association, Annual Meeting  2011
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: External Impact of Intraparty Organization in Japan  [Not invited]
    The Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting  2011
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: A Case of Japan  [Not invited]
    東京大学・国際シンポジウム「民主政治と政治制度」  2010
  • Alternative Paths to Party Polarization: A Case of Japan  [Not invited]
    Conference on Democracy and Political Institutions, University of Tokyo  2010
  • 統制会・業界団体制度の発展過程 ――経路依存とアイディア  [Not invited]
    日本政治学会  2009
  • 保護貿易から『攻めの農政』へ ―日本の新しい農業貿易政策と選挙制度改革  [Not invited]
    比較政治学会  2008
  • The Dividing Effect of Primary Election: A Comparative Study of Party Polarization  [Not invited]
    The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting  2008
  • 経路依存の構造 ―制度の粘着性とアイディア  [Not invited]
    日本政治学会  2008
  • The Dividing Effect of Primary Election: A Comparative Study of Party Polarization  [Not invited]
    The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting  2008
  • Ideas, Individuals, and Institutions  [Not invited]
    The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting  2006
  • Ideas, Individuals, and Institutions  [Not invited]
    The American Political Science Association Annual Meeting  2006
  • Ideational Foundations of Institutions  [Not invited]
    Princeton University PIIRS Graduate Student Conference  2005
  • 政治制度の思想的基盤  [Not invited]
    RIEBセミナー  2005
  • The Origin of the Developmental State Systems in Japan and Manchuria  [Not invited]
    The Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies  2005
  • Ideational Foundations of Institutions  [Not invited]
    Princeton University PIIRS Graduate Student Conference  2005
  • The Origin of the Developmental State Systems in Japan and Manchuria  [Not invited]
    The Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies  2005

MISC

  • Review of Dynasties and Democracy, by D. Smith (2018)
    Hironori Sasada  Japanese Studies  39-  (3)  401  -403  2019/09  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Review of Institutions, Incentives, and Electoral Participation in Japan, by Yusaku Horiuchi (2005)
    Hironori Sasada  Journal of East Asian Studies  7-  (3)  506  -508  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Review of Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry are Reforming Japanese Capitalism, by Steven K. Vogel (2005)
    Hironori Sasada  Governance  20-  (4)  713  -715  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]

Research Grants & Projects

  • 農業における鉄の三角同盟形成過程の構成主義的分析
    日本学術振興会:科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(c)
    Date (from‐to) : 2019/04 -2023/03 
    Author : 佐々田 博教
  • 農政制度発展過程の構成主義制度論的分析
    日本学術振興会:科学研究費補助金 基盤研究(c)
    Date (from‐to) : 2016/04 -2019/03 
    Author : 佐々田博教
  • 制度発展と政策アイディア―満州国・戦時期日本・戦後日本にみる開発型国家システムの展開
    日本学術振興会:科学研究費補助金 (研究成果公開促進費)
    Date (from‐to) : 2011 
    Author : 佐々田 博教
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Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • 特別講義
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies IV (Political Economy)
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • 現代日本学ワークショップ
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現プロ課程
  • Arts and Science Courses in English 2
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部
  • プログラム中間リポート
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現プロ課程
  • Japanese for Academic Purposes II
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : 現代日本社会、時事問題、メディア報道
  • Introduction to Japanese Studies Ⅳ(Political Economy)
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 総合教育部
  • Japanese for Academic Purposes IIA
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : 現代日本社会、時事問題、メディア報道
  • Aspects of Japan Ⅰ
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 総合教育部
  • Japanese Society (Theory & Practice) III
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
    キーワード : 現代日本社会、社会問題、社会政策
  • Japanese Political Economy (Theory & Practice) I
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • Japanese Political Economy (Theory & Practice) II
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • Seminar Study
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 総合教育部
  • Seminar Study
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • Modern Japanese Studies Workshop
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 総合教育部
  • Modern Japanese Studies Workshop
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • Project Study I
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • Project Study II (Digital Portfolio)
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
  • Project Study III (Graduation Thesis)
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程

Committee Membership

  • 2013/08 -2017/03   Japanese Political Economy   Editorial board member


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