HINO, Airo

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HINO, Airo
Waseda University
Faculty of Political Science and Economics School of Political Science and Economics
Job title
Ph.D (Government)(University of Essex), MA (Political Science)(Waseda University), BA (Political Science)(Waseda University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, Flemish Community Fellow at Instituut voor Sociaal en Politiek Opinieononderzoek (ISPO) of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), FRS Fellow at Centre de Politique Comparée (CPC) of Université Catho


Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Political Science, Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University
Political Science, Department of Government, University of Essex

Committee Memberships

Apr 2008
Mar 2010
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)  Official Representative (OR) of School of Law and Political Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  Official Representative (OR) of Tokyo Metropolitan University
May 2008
Dec 2009
Japanese Association of Electoral Studies  Editorial Board Member
Oct 2009
COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis (COMPASSS)  Advisory Board Member
Nov 2009
Jun 2011
the Supreme Court of Japan Officer and the Family Court of Japan Investigator.  Examiner of the Supreme Court of Japan Officer and the Family Court of Japan Investigator

Awards & Honors

Feb 2016
Waseda Research Award (High-Impact Publication), Waseda Research Award (High-Impact Publication), Waseda University
Nov 2015
Okuma Memorial Academic Award, Okuma Memorial Academic Award, Waseda Univeristy
May 2015
Best Article Award, Best Article Award (Japanese Association of Electoral Studies), Japanese Association of Electoral Studies

Published Papers

Hino, A. and Fahey, R.
International Journal of Information Management   Vol. 48 175-184   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
The rising popularity of social media posts, most notably Twitter posts, as a data source for social science research poses significant problems with regard to access to representative, high-quality data for analysis. Cheap, publicly available dat...
European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook      Aug 2018   [Invited]
Curini, Luigi, Hino, Airo, and Osaki, Atsushi
Government and Opposition      Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Through the analysis of legislative speeches made by prime ministers and party representatives in parliamentary sessions in Japan from 1953 to 2013, we argue that it is possible to place parties according to a dimension that captures their confron...
Hino, Airo and Imai, Ryosuke
International Journal of Public Opinion Research      Apr 2018   [Refereed]
The pros and cons of ranking and rating scales have been much discussed. It is widely accepted that factor analysis based on ranking scales suffers from a negativity bias, while that based on rating scales in turn suffers from a positivity bias. R...
Measuring deliberation-within through survey questions: Comparisons of the Reason Quality Index (RQI) and the Argument Repertoire (AR)
Imai, Ryosuke, Hino, Airo, and Chiba, Ryo
The Leviathans (The Japanese Journal of Political Science)   (61号)    Oct 2017   [Invited]
In this article, we propose a new index, named RQI (Reasoning Quality Index), to analyze the extent to which respondents in surveys ‘deliberate within’. The index measures the degree in which a preferred choice by respondents is grounded by their ...

Books etc

Mecanismos de participación ciudadana en Japón
Instituto Electoral del Estado de Querétaro
EU & European Integration Study (2nd Edition)
Koji Fukuda (Ed.)
Seibundo   Oct 2016   
Topics on Japanese Politics
Takashi Yoshino, Etsushi Tanifuji, Hiroshi Imamura (eds.)
Tokyo Hourei Publications   Sep 2015   
Topics on Japanese Politics
Takashi Yoshino, Etsushi Tanifuji, Hiroshi Imamura (eds.)
Tokyo Hourei Publications   Sep 2015   
Democracies in Europe, 2nd Edition
Ryosuke Amiya, Takeshi Ito, and Takashi Narihiro (eds.)
ナカニシヤ出版   Mar 2014   ISBN:978-4-7795-0805-9

Conference Activities & Talks

A new index to measure the quality of deliberation: Through a comparison between the Reasoning Quality Index (RQI) and Argument Repertoire (AR)
Ryosuke Imai, Ryo Chiba, and Airo Hino
8th Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Political Economy   Mar 2017   
Warping the trend: the use and reuse of social media data in social science
Airo Hino
Annual Conference, Italian Political Science Association, University of Milan   Sep 2016   
To fight or not to fight for issue ownership: Analyses of New Politics Parties and Extreme Right Parties across 15 West European democracies
Airo Hino
General Conference, European Consortium for Political Research, Prague   Sep 2016   
安保法制をめぐるTwitterと メディアの共鳴関係-時系列分析による議題設定仮説の検証
日野 愛郎・クリーニ ルイジ・中西 健輔・角間 実・小橋 洋平・明石 裕太郎
Japanese Association of Political Economy   Mar 2016   
Sorting out Chicken and Egg: Causal Mechanisms of the Media and Public Sentiment
Hino, A. Curini, L. Nakanishi, K. Kakuma, M. Kobashi, Y. and Akashi, Y.
Southern Political Science Association, San Juan   Jan 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Economic and psychological effects of network diversification
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2023
Building a Twitter Database to Answer Political Science Research Questions
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021
Innovative approach for the Asian Barometer Wave 5 survey containing comparative experiments on political culture
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021
Policy formation and pursued values in multilevel polities
FNRS(ベルギー): Bilateral Joint Research Project (JSPS-FNRS)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
Divided Democracies and Roles of Electoral System
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2022


Refereed journals:
American Journal of Political Science (x2), Comparative Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research (x2), Political Science Research and Methods (x3), International Political Science Review (x3), Party Politics (x2), West European Politics, International Journal of Public Opinion Research (x3), Government and Opposition, Environmental Politics, Field Methods, Asian Journal of Public Opinion Research, Statistica Applicata – Italian Journal of Applied Statistics, COMPASSS Working Paper Series, Social Science Japan Journal, The Annuals of Japanese Association of Political Science (x4), Japanese Journal of Electoral Studies (x5), , Japanese Journal of Comparative Politics (x2), AGLOS Journal of Area-Based Global Studies, Waseda Journal of Political Science and Economics (x2), EU in Japan Working Paper Series, EU Studies, WOJUSS Working Paper Series