KOHARA, Takaharu

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KOHARA, Takaharu
Waseda University
Faculty of Political Science and Economics
Job title
M.A. in Political Science(Waseda University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

The Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellow
Seikei University, Faculty of Law, Full-time Lecturer
Seikei University, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Local Autonomy College, Visiting Researcher
The University of Sheffield, the School of East Asian Studies, Visiting Professor


Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Political Science, Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Apr 1986
The 12th TIMR Fujita Award( Articles Division)

Published Papers

News from Edinburgh 2: Midsummer Nights' Dreams
Takaharu KOHARA
Autonomy Tokyo   (114) 40-42   Sep 2019
News from Scotland 1: Gloomy Brexit
Takaharu KOHARA
Monthly Journal Jichiken   61(718) 62-67   Jul 2019
News from Edinburgh 1: British Politics in a Mess
Takaharu KOHARA
Autonomy Tokyo   (113) 30-31   Jun 2019
Issues Concerning Two Government Reports on the Future Strategy of Local Government
Takaharu KOHARA
Jumin to Jichi Monthly   (670) 12-16   Feb 2019
History of the Metropolitan System(Study Group on Metropolitan System Report ”Vision for Metropolis and Challenges Lying Ahead” Chapter 2)
Takaharu KOHARA
Rengo Policy Paper   (214) 37-55   Oct 2013

Books etc

Social Sciences in the Wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake vol.2: Local Governance after the Disaster
Takaharu KOHARA, Hiroaki INATSUGU(Co-editors) (Part:Joint Editor)
Toyokeizai-shinposha   Nov 2015   ISBN:978-4-492-22357-4
Revisiting the Transformation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in the Post-War Era in The Annals of the Japanese Society for Public Administration vol.49: Reforming the Institutions for Metropolitan Areas
Takaharu KOHARA(Co-author) (Part:Joint Work)
Gyosei   May 2014   ISBN:978-4-324-09794-6
How the Great Heisei Consolidation Affected Local Communities in Anti-disaster Measures Undermined by Municipal Mergers
Takaharu KOHARA(Co-author) (Part:Joint Work)
Minerva Shobo   Sep 2013   ISBN:978-4-623-06704-6
Local Self-government/Devolution and Democracy in Access Textbook Series: Access Democracy
Takaharu KOHARA(Co-author) (Part:Joint Work)
Nihon-keizai-hyoronsha   Jan 2012   ISBN:978-4-8188-2194-1
New Public and Local Government
Takaharu KOHARA, Katsumi YORIMOTO(Co-editors) (Part:Joint Editor)
Commons   Feb 2011   ISBN:978-4-86187-077-4

Conference Activities & Talks

Japanese Hometown Tax: A Critical Review
Korean Association for Local Government Studies   31 Aug 2018   
Topic for Discussion at a Sub-session: Miscellaneous Themes on Public Policies
Japanese Political Science Association   2 Oct 2016   
Topic for Discussion at a Sub-session: Local Democracy in Contemporary Japan
Japanese Political Science Association   1 Oct 2016   
Topic for Discussion at a Sub-session: Miscellaneous Themes on Local Government
Japan Association for the Study of Local Government   8 Nov 2015   
Topic for Discussion at a Sub-session: Central-local Relations in United Kingdom and Chile
Japanese Political Science Association   11 Oct 2014   

Research Grants & Projects

Study on the Do-shu Regional System and the Town and Village Assemblies
Project Year: 2013 - 2015
JSPS Social Scientific Survey of Great East Japan Earthquake: National and Local Administration Group
Project Year: 2012 - 2015
Study on the Forms of Metropolitan Government in Contemporary Japan
Project Year: 2012 - 2013
Making Local Autonomy Work
Project Year: 2011 - 2015
Study on Intermunicipal Relations and Intramunicipal Communities in Contemporary Japan
Project Year: 2009 - 2012