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Network Publications

Below is an inexhaustive list of publications by members of our U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. The archive begins in 2018.

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Authored and Edited Books

Beyond Technonationalism: Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia, Kathryn Ibata-Arens (Cohort 1). April 2019

Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters, Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). July 2019

Critical Readings on the Liberal Democratic party in Japan Volumes 1-4, Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). August 2018

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan, Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). July 2018

Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan, Jolyon Thomas (Cohort 4). March 2019

Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan, Michael Strausz (Cohort 3). August 2019

Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election, edited by Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). May 2018

Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan, Kiyoteru Tsutsui (Cohort 3). August 2018

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy, edited by Mary McCarthy (Cohort 2). February 2018.

Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution: The Rise of a Mimetic Nation in Modern Japan, Levi McLaughlin (Cohort 3). December 2018

Statebuilding by Imposition: Resistance and Control in Colonial Taiwan and the Philippines, Reo Matsuzaki (Cohort 4). March 2019

Taming Japan’s Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy, Gene Park (Cohort 2), coauthor. September 2018

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems, coedited by Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). April 2018


Book Chapters

“The 2017 Election Results: An Earthquake, a Typhoon, and Another Landslide” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 29-50. May 2018

“Abenomics’ Third Arrow: Fostering Future Competitiveness” Kenji Kushida (Cohort 2). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 261-295. May 2018

“Avoiding a Two-Party System: the Liberal Democratic Party versus Duverger’s Law” Kay Shimizu (Cohort 1). In Critical Readings on the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan, Volume 4. August 2018

China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations in the East China Sea and Japan’s Response” Adam P. Liff (Cohort 4). In Andrew S. Erickson and Ryan D. Martinson, eds. China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations, pp. 207-231. 2019

“Constitutional Revision in the 2017 Election” Kenneth McElwain (Cohort 2). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 297-312. May 2018

“Demand-Side Management in Japan: Moving Beyond Gaman and Pilot Programs” Ken Haig (Cohort 1). In Japan’s Energy Conundrum, pp. 123-138. June 2018

“Does the LDP Want to Build a Wall Too? Immigration and the 2017 Election in Japan” Michael Strausz (Cohort 3). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 203-218. May 2018

“Electoral Systems and Voter Turnout” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). In The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems, pp. 193-212. April 2018

“Ethnic Return Migration and Noncitizen Hierarchies in South Korea and Japan” Erin Aeran Chung (Cohort 2). In Diasporic Returns to the Ethnic Homeland pp. 179-197. July 2018

“The Evolution of America’s Implicit Support of EU-Japan security relations” Jeffrey Hornung (Cohort 2). In The EU-Japan Partnership in the Shadow of China: The Crisis of Liberalism. June 2018

The Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond” Noriyuki Katagiri (Cohort 4). In New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World: National, Transnational and International. March 2019

“Introduction” and “The Power and Limits of the Transnational ‘Comfort Women’ Movement” Mary McCarthy (Cohort 2). In Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy. February 2018

“Introduction: Abe on a Roll at the Polls” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3) and Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 3-14. May 2018

“Japanese Politics Between 2014 and 2017: The Search for an Opposition Party in the Age of Abe” Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 15-28. May 2018

“Japan’s 2015 security legislation: Change rooted firmly in continuity” Jeffrey Hornung (Cohort 2). In Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy. February 2018

“Japan’s whaling diplomacy: Science, morality, and international norms” Michael Strausz (Cohort 3). In Routledge Handbook of Japanese Foreign Policy. February 2018

“Japan’s Womenonics Diplomacy” Liv Coleman (Cohort 3). In Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan. January 2019

“The JCP: A Perpetual Spoiler?” Ko Maeda (Cohort 4). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 93-106. May 2018

“Kōmeitō 2017: New Complications” Levi McLaughlin (Cohort 3). In Japan Decides 2017, pp.53-76. May 2018

“Linking Abductions Activism to North Korean Human Rights Advocacy in Japan and Abroad” Celeste Arrington (Cohort 2). In North Korean Human Rights: Activists and Networks, pp. 85-108. June 2018

“Low-carbon technologies, national innovation systems, and global production networks: the state of play” Llewelyn Hughes (Cohort 1). In Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources, pp. 281-298. January 2018

“The Opposition: From Third Party Back to Third Force” Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). In Japan Decides 2017, pp. 77-92. May 2018

“The Politics of Care and Community” Linda Hasunuma (Cohort 2), In Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan. January 2019

“Terminology and Basic Rules of Electoral Systems” Robert Pekkanen (Cohort 1). In The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. April 2018

“Vietnam among the Powers: Struggle and Cooperation” Mark Manyin (Cohort 1). In International Relations and Asia’s Southern Tier, pp. 207-227. August 2018

Gentrification, Machizukuri and Ontological (In)security: “Bottom Up” Redevelopment and the “Cries” of Residents in Kamagasaki, Osaka,” Matthew Marr (Cohort 1). In Gentrification around the World: Gentrifiers and the Displaced, pp. 291-313. April 2020


Journal Articles

#MeToo in Japan and South Korea: #WeToo, #WithYou,” Linda Hasunuma (Cohort 2). Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp. 97-11. March 2019

A research agenda for disaster entrepreneurship,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). The Review of Austrian Economics, Volume 31, Issue 4, Pages 457-465. December 2018

Abenomics and Japan’s Trade Policy in a New Era,” Mireya Solis (Cohort 1). Asian Economic Policy Review, Volume 13, Issue 1. January 2018

After the Summit: Prospects for the Korean Peninsula,” Jeffrey Hornung (Cohort 2). Survival, Global Politics and Strategy, Volume 60, Issue 4, 2018 pp. 21-28. July 2018

Beyond formal representation: Case studies of women’s participation in civil society in Japan,” Linda Hasunuma (Cohort 2). Women’s Studies International Forum, Volume 72, Feb 2019, pp. 1-8. October 2018

China and the U.S. Alliance System,” Adam P. Liff (Cohort 4). The China Quarterly, Volume 233, Pages 137-165. March 2018

“China’s Military Activities in the East China Sea: Implications for Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force,” Jeffrey Hornung (Cohort 2). RAND Publication. July 2018

Coalition building and mobilization: case studies of the comfort women memorials in the United States,” Linda Hasunuma (Cohort 2) and Mary McCarthy (Cohort 2). Politics, Groups, and Identities, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2018 pp. 411-434. August 2018

Creating a Collective Memory of the Comfort Women in the USA,” Linda Hasunuma (Cohort 2) and Mary McCarthy (Cohort 2). International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society (2018): 1-18. November 2018

Creating hierarchies of noncitizens: race, gender, and visa categories in South Korea,” Erin Aeran Chung (Cohort 2).  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. February 2019

Democracy and Financial Crisis,” Phillip Lipscy (Cohort 1). International Organization, Volume 72, Issue 4, pp. 937-968. October 2018

Electoral incentives, policy compromise, and coalition durability: Japan’s LDP–Komeito Government in a mixed electoral system,” Adam P. Liff (Cohort 4) and Ko Maeda (Cohort 4). Japanese Journal of Political Science. December 2018

Engineering meets institutions: an interdisciplinary approach to the management of resilience,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Environment Systems and Decisions, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp. 306-317 September 2018

Fights on the Right: Social Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Postwar Cohorts of the Japanese Activist Right,” Nathaniel Smith (Cohort 3). Social Science Japan Journal, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp. 235-257. August 2018

Global interdependence in clean energy transitions,” Llewelyn Hughes (Cohort 1). Business and Politics, Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 467-491. December 2018

Hiding in Plain Sight: Pseudonymity and Participation in Legal Mobilization,” Celeste Arrington (Cohort 2). Comparative Political Studies. May 2018

“How Social Ties Influence Hurricane Evacuation Behavior,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, , pp. 122. November 2018

Japanese Reverse Compasses: Grounding Cognition in History and Society,” Yulia Frumer (Cohort 4). Science in Context, Volume 31, Number 2. 155-187. June 2018

Japan’s National Security Council: Policy Coordination and Political Power,” Adam P. Liff (Cohort 4). Japanese Studies, Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 253-279. August 2018

Japan’s Security Policy in the “Abe Era”: Radical Transformation or Evolutionary Shift?,” Adam P. Liff (Cohort 4). Texas National Security Review, Volume 1, Issue 3. May 2018.

Life in China’s Asia: What Regional Hegemony Would Look Like,” Jennifer Lind (Cohort 1). Foreign Affairs, Volume 97, p, 71. April 2018

“Local Candidates and Distributive Politics under Closed-list Proportional Representation,” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). CESifo Working Paper Series, issue 7039, CESifo Group Munich. May 2018

“Manipulating electoral rules to manufacture single-party dominance,” Kenneth McElwain (Cohort 2). Critical Readings on the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan, 430-459. September 2018

“Markets or Mercantilism? How China Secures Its Energy Supplies,” Jennifer Lind (Cohort 1). International Security, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 170-204. May 2018

“Measuring Voters’ Multidimensional Policy Preferences with Conjoint Analysis: Application to Japan’s 2014 Election,” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). Political Analysis, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 190-209. March 2018

“Nationalist in a Liberal Order: Why Populism Missed Japan,” Jennifer Lind (Cohort 1). Asia-Pacific Review, Volume 25, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 52-74. July 2018

The Ohaka (Grave) Project: Post-secular social service delivery and resistant necropolitics in San’ya, Tokyo,” Matthew Marr (Cohort 1). Ethnography OnlineFirst. May 2019

Organized insurgency, lethality, and target selection: Abu Sayyaf Group and Jemaah Islamiyah,” Nori Katagiri (Cohort 4). Small Wars & Insurgencies, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp. 518-542. June 2019

“Parties, Legislators, and the Origins of Proportional Representation,” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). Comparative Political Studies. April 2018

“Policy competition in clean technology: Scaling up or innovating up?” Llewelyn Hughes (Cohort 1). Business and Politics, pp. 1-27. October 2018

“Political dynasties and the incumbency advantage in party-centered environments,” Daniel Smith (Cohort 3). American Political Science Review, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp. 706-712. February 2018

Positioning under Alternative Electoral Systems: Evidence from Japanese Candidate Election Manifestos,” Amy Catalinac (Cohort 4), American Political Science Review, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp. 31-48. February 2018

Primacy of Diplomacy and Economic Power: How Japan Counters North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missile Development,” Noriyuki Katagiri (Cohort 4), Journal of Peace and War Studies, Inaugural Issue, pp. 89-108. March 2019

“Protecting Solar: Global Supply Chains and Business Power,” Llewelyn Hughes (Cohort 1). New Political Economy, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 88-104. January 2018

Public policy strategies for next-generation vehicle technologies: An overview of leading markets,” Llewelyn Hughes (Cohort 1). Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. September 2018

“Rethinking Japan: The Politics of Contested Nationalism,” Michael Strausz (Cohort 3). Pacific Affairs, Volume 91, Number 2, pp. 380-381. June 2018

“Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. February 2018

“Substitute or Complement? How Social Capital, Age, and SES Interacted to Impact Mortality in Japan’s 3/11 Tsunami,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). November 2018

“The IMF as a Biased Global Insurance Mechanism: Asymmetrical Moral Hazard, Reserve Accumulation, and Financial Crises,” Phillip Lipscy (Cohort 1). International Organization, Volume 73, Issue 1 Winter 2019. January 2019

“The Mechanisms behind Litigation’s ‘Radiating Effects’: Historical Grievances against Japan,” Celeste Arrington (Cohort 2). Law & Society Review Volume 53, Issue 1, pp. 6-40. January 2019

“The Mutual Constitution of the Abductions and North Korean Human Rights Issues in Japan and Internationally,” Celeste Arrington (Cohort 2). Pacific Affairs, Volume 91, Number 3, pp. 471-497. September 2018

“The Politics of Energy and Climate Change in Japan under Abe,” Phillip Lipscy (Cohort 1). Asian Survey, Vol. 58 No. 4, pp. 607-634. August 2018

“The Right Way to Build Resilience to Climate Change,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Global Trends. January 2018

“The Role of Social Capital, Personal Networks, and Emergency Responders in Post-Disaster Recovery and Resilience: A Study of Rural Communities in Indiana,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Natural Hazards, Volume 90, Issue 3, pp. 1377-1406. February 2018

“Tournament, Prizes, and Political Support: Explaining LDP Dominance in Japanese House of Representatives Elections, 1980–2000,” Amy Catalinac (Cohort 4). September 2018

Translating Words, Building Worlds: Meteorology in Japanese, Chinese, and Dutch,” Yulia Frumer (Cohort 4),  Isis, Volume 109, Number 2. 1-7. June 2018

“Triggers for policy change: the 3.11 Fukushima meltdowns and nuclear policy continuity,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Environmental Politics, pp. 1-22. August 2018

“U.S.-Japan Alliance Conference: Meeting the Challenge of Amphibious Operations,” Jeffrey Hornung (Cohort 2). RAND Publication. July 2018

“Urban resilience implementation: A policy challenge and research agenda for the 21st century,” Daniel Aldrich (Cohort 1). Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp. 403-410. September 2018

“Womenomics under Abe’s Leadership Signs of Feminisation of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party?” Linda Hasunuma (Cohort 2). Representation, Journal of Representative Democracy, Volume 54, Issue 2 pp. 177-193. March 2018

Book Reviews

By More than Providence by Michael Green, reviewed by Adam P. Liff (Cohort 4). Asia Policy, Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 140-143, National Bureau of Asian Research. July 2018

China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths by Sophia Kalantzakos, reviewed by Kristin Vekasi (Cohort 4) Journal of Chinese Political Science, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 637–638. December 2018

Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea by Eunjun Kim, reviewed by Celeste Arrington (Cohort 2). Pacific Affairs, Volume 91, Number 1, pp. 172-174. March 2018

Japan–China Relations in the Modern Era, by Ryosei Kokubun et al, reviewed by Robert Hoppens (Cohort 4). Contemporary Japan, Routledge, 1-3. June 2018

Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan by Kate McDonald, reviewed by Annika A. Culver (Cohort 2). Monumenta Nipponia, Sophia University, Volume 73, Number 1, 2018 pp. 111-114. September 2018

Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan by Frühstück Sabine, reviewed by Liv Coleman (Cohort 3). Pacific Affairs, Volume 91 Number 3, pp. 611-613. September 2018

Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China by Anna Lora-Wainwright, reviewed by Mary Alice Haddad (Cohort 1). Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp. 517-518. May 2018

Seiji sanka to minshu seiji (Political Participation and Democratic Politics) by Masahiro Yamada, reviewed by Kenneth McElwain (Cohort 2). Social Science Japan Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp. 162–163. March 2019

Women in Japanese Religions by Barbara R. Ambros, reviewed by Levi McLaughlin (Cohort 3). The Journal of Japanese Studies, Society for Japanese Studies, Volume 44, Number 1, Winter 2018, pp. 160-165. January 2018


“New Books in East Asian Stuzdies: Levi McLaughlin, ‘Soka Gakkai’s Human Revolution,'” New Books Network. Featuring Levi McLaughlin (Cohort 3). August 2019

“Dr. Jolyon Thomas (Penn),” Meiji at 150. Featuring Jolyon Thomas (Cohort 4). February 2019

“WWII, Religious Freedom, an the Occupation of Japan w/ Dr. Jolyon Thomas,” The Classical Ideas Podcast. Featuring Jolyon Thomas (Cohort 4). May 2019.

Essays and Working Papers

Update in progress