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J. F. Oberlin University
Institute of Asian Cultures
Job title
Director, Eminent Scholar-Professor
MA(University of Tokyo), Ph.D.(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Professor Takashi Inoguchi, Ph.D. from MIT, is Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo, former UN Assistant Secretary General, former President, the University of Niigata Prefecture, currently Eminent Scholar-Professor at J. F. Oberlin University (Tokyo). He writes prolifically on Japan, Asia's quality of life and international affairs. Among his publications are: "American Democracy Promotion" (2000, Oxford UP), "The Political Economy of Japan" Vol.2 (1988, Stanford UP), "The Quality of Life in Asia" (2013, Springer), "Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Asia" (2017, Springer). His forthcoming book is entitled: "The Development of Global Legislative Politics: Rousseau and Locke Writ Global" (Springer). He is funding editor of "Japanese Journal of Political Science" (Cambridge UP, 2000-2018), "International Relations of the Asia-Pacific" (Oxford UP, 2000-2005), and "Asian Journal of Comparative Politics" (SAGE, 2016-); In Japanese, "Political Theory" (Minerva shobo, 2015); "Happiness in Asia" (Iwanami shoten, 2014); "Governance" (University of Tokyo Press, 2012), "Constructing the Empirical Political Science" (Minerva shobo, 2011), "The Genealogy of International Relations" (University of Tokyo Press, 2011). He is Director of the AsiaBarometer Survey focusing on quality of life in 32 Asian societies. He is a Co-Director of the Multilateral Treaties Survey with Lien T. Q. Le.
[Scopus Profile (2008-2018): h-index 14, articles 93, citations 514; Google Scholar Profile (1988-2018): h-index 35, i10-index 113, citations 4940)]

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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Director, Eminent Scholar-Professor, Institute of Asian Cultures, J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who
Top Professor of the Year in Political Scientice for 2019, International Association of Top Professionals
the TAKASHI INOGUCHI Endowed Track on Quality of Life and Well-Being in East Asia, ISQOLS (International Society for Quality of Life Studies)
The Honorable Member, the Behaviormetric Society, Japan
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by James D. Wright, PROSE Award for excellence in reference works, Association of American Publishers
Takashi Inoguchi is a contributor to this book.
Best Book Award of the Year, the Behaviormetric Society, Japan
Distinguished Research Fellow Awards, ISQOLS (International Society for Quality of Life Studies)
"AsiaBarometer" project
Honorable Mention - Library Journal Best Reference 2011, Dartmouth Medal, American Library Association
Associate Editor, "International Encyclopedia of Political Science" (8 Vols)
Best Book Award of the Year, Public Policy Studies Association JAPAN
ICF Research Foundation Award, International Communications Foundation

Published Papers

The Development of Political Science in Japan (In Russian)
Polis. Political Studies   (No.4) 57-68   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Nambara Shigeru (1889?1974): how a Japanese liberal conceptualized eternal peace, 1918?1951
Takashi Inoguchi
Japanese Journal of Political Science   19(4) 612-621   2018   [Refereed]
The Wilsonian moment: Japan 1912?1952
Takashi Inoguchi
Japanese Journal of Political Science   19(4) 565-570   2018   [Refereed]
Reflecting on nineteen years as editor of the Japanese Journal of Political Science (2000-2018)
Takashi Inoguchi
Japanese Journal of Political Science   19(4) 563-564   2018   [Refereed]
Migration and Human Rights: Deep Globalization and its Consequences
Takashi Inoguchi
IPSHU研究報告シリーズ   (32) 13-16   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Politicheskaya kul'tura Yaponia: Diskussii otnositel'no politicheskoi kul'tury Yaponii (Japanese Political Culture: Discussion on Quintessentially Political Culture of Japan)
Takashi Inoguchi
Yaponia Ezhegodnik 2017 (Japan Yearbook 2017)   45 76-96   2017   [Refereed]
Book Review: Sarah Tanke, Une diplomatie du respect: Le Japon et le multilateralisme. Trois cas d'?tude: l'Assembl?e g?n?rale des Nations unies, le PNUD et l'ATEA depuis les ann?es 2000 (A Diplomacy of Respect: Japan and Multilateralism. Three Case Studie
Takashi Inoguchi
European Review of International Studies   4(2/3) 134-136   2017   [Refereed]
Asia Inquiry: A Continental Analysis
Takashi Inoguchi
Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations   18(1) 73-83   2017   [Refereed]
An Evidence-based Typology of Asian Societies: What Do Asian Societies Look Like from the Bottom Up instead of Top Down?
Takashi Inoguchi
Japanese Journal of Political Science   18(1) 216-234   2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

The Development of Global Legislative Politics: Rousseau and Locke Writ Global
Takashi Inoguchi and Lien Thi Quynh Le
Springer   Nov 2019   
Teaching Quality of Life in Different Domains
Graciela H. Tonon, ed.
Springer   Sep 2019   ISBN:978-3-030-21550-7
"Teaching Quality of Life in Political Science"
Handbook of Leisure, Physical Activity, Sports, Recreation and Quality of Life
Lia Rodriguez de la Vega, Walter Nestor Toscano, eds.
Springer   2018   
"Leisure Satisfaction in Relation to Quality of Life Using the AsiaBarometer Survey Data"
Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game in the South China Sea
Anders Corr, ed.,
US Naval Institute Press   2018   
"Japan's Grand Strategy in the South China Sea: Principled Pragmatism" (coauthored with Ankit Panda)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory
William R. Thomson, ed.
Oxford University Press   2018   
"Theoretical Underpinnings of a Global Social Contract"
The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History
Richard Estes, Joseph Sirgy, eds.
Springer   2017   
"Chapter 10: The History of Well-Being in East Asia: From Global Conflict to Global Leadership"
Exit Voice and Loyalty in Asia: Individual Choice under 32 Asian Societal Umbrellas
Takashi Inoguchi
Springer   2017   
Trust with Asian Characteristics: Interpersonal and Institutional
Takashi Inoguchi, Yasuharu Tokuda
Springer   2017   
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
George Ritzer, ed.
Wiley-Blackwell   2016   
Global Perspectives on Foreign Policy of Major Powers
Ajit M. Banerjee, ed.
Academic Foundation   2016   
"Chapter 7: The Foreign Policy of Japan as a Global Power"

Conference Activities & Talks

How to Decide whether the Country Opts to Join or Not Join Multilateral Treaties
Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of International Relations   18 Oct 2019   
Connectivity and Vulnerability in East Asia: Transforming Social Contract into A Bundle of Global Quasi-Social Contract [Invited]
special lecture at Toyogakuen University   27 Sep 2019   
Rousseau and Locke Writ Global
Takashi Inoguchi and Lien Thi Quynh Le
Connectivity and Vulnerability in East Asia   30 Aug 2019   
"Self-assessment of Life Satisfaction in Asia: Trends and Speculations" [Invited]
Takashi Inoguchi
16th Annual Meeting International Society for Quality of Life Studies   Jun 2018   International Society for Quality of Life Studies
"An Evidence-Based Typology of Asian Societies: New Frontiers of Quality of Life Studies" [Invited]
Takashi Inoguchi
16th Annual Meeting International Society for Quality of Life Studies   Jun 2018   International Society for Quality of Life Studies

Research Grants & Projects

A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Multilateral Treaties
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Scientific Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Takashi INOGUCHI
Enhancing Emmission of Academic Information and Analysis
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 2015 - 2019    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
学術刊行物の名称:Asian Journal of Comparative Politics [SAGE Publications]
A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Daily Life of Ordinary People in Asia
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 2009 - 2012    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
Empirical Studies of Lifestyles, Norms, and Values as Held by Ordinary Peoples in Asia Based on the AsiaBarometer Survey
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 2005 - 2008    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
An Empirical and Theoretical Study on the Form and Content of Governance: The Electorates' Voices as Seen from Opinion Polls
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 2003 - 2004    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
Globalization and Political Cultures of Democracy
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 1999 - 2002    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
An Empirical Study of Political Culture in Asia ad Europe
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 1999 - 1999    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
United States-Japan Relations and International Relations after the Era of Cold War
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 1993 - 1995    Investigator(s): 猪口孝・田中明彦
Politico-Economic Model of East Asian Development
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 1988 - 1988    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝
Politico-Economic Model of East Asian Development
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費補助金
Project Year: 1987 - 1987    Investigator(s): 猪口 孝