UEKAMI Takayoshi

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UEKAMI Takayoshi
Kokugakuin University
Faculty of Law
Ph.D.(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Kochi UniversityKochi University
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Professor, Faculty of Law, Kokugakuin University
Apr 2015
Mar 2019
Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences / Faculty of Law, Okayama University
Apr 2008
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kochi University
Apr 2004
Mar 2007
Research Associate / Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2002
Mar 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Committee Memberships

Japan Association for Comparative Politics  Member of the Board of Councilors (2014) Chairperson of Public Relations and International Exchange (2014)

Published Papers

Matsubayashi, Tetsuya, Michiko Ueda, and Takayoshi Uekami
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties   25(2) 159-177   Jun 2014   [Refereed]
Electoral Manifestos of Democratic Party of Japan
Uekami, Takayoshi
Social Science Japan   42(42) 12-15   Mar 2010   [Invited]
Survey of the Kamaishi City Council Members
Uekami, Takayoshi
Social Science Japan   36(36) 25-27   Mar 2007   [Invited]
Kabashima, Ikuo, Jonathan Marshall, Takayoshi Uekami, and Dae-Song Hyun
Political Psychology   21(4) 779-804   Dec 2000   [Refereed]


Changes of Government and the Policy Process: Reconsidering the Mandate Model (in Japanese)
Uekami, Takayoshi
Journal of Public Policy Studies   10 45-58   2010
Estimating the Policy Positions of Political Actors: An Application of Computerized Coding to the Japanese Policy Documents (in Japanese)
Uekami, Takayoshi, and Tetsuya Sato
Japanese Journal of Electoral Studies   25(1) 61-73   2009
The Democratizaition of Party Leadership Selection in Japan (in Japanese)
Uekami, Takayoshi
The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association   2008-I 220-240   2008
National Party Realignment and Local Politics in Japan: The Case of Kamaishi City Council Members (in Japanese)
Uekami, Takayoshi
The Journal of Social Science   59(3/4) 39-80   2008
Spatial Competitions under Inconsistent Electoral Systems (in Japanese)
Uekami, Takayoshi, and Daisuke Shimizu
Leviathan   40 255-272   2007

Books etc

Institutionalisation of Political Parties: Comparative Cases
Robert Harmel and Lars G. Svåsand eds. (Part:Contributor, Inverse Relationship between Party Institutionalisation and Party System Competitiveness: The Transformation of Postwar Japanese Party Politics (with Hidenori Tsutsumi))
Rowman & Littlefield International, in partnership with ECPR Press   Mar 2019   
Political Behavior and Technology: Voting Advice Applications in East Asia
Da-Chi Liao, Boyu Chen and Michael J. Jensen eds. (Part:Contributor, Voting Advice Applications in Japan: An Overview (with Hidenori Tsutsumi) / The Effects of VAAs on Voter’s Sophistication in Japan (with Hidenori Tsutsumi and Kazunori Inamasu))
Palgrave Macmillan   Nov 2015   
Uekami, Takayoshi Party Politics and Japan's Inconsistent Electoral Systems: National Elections, Local Elections, and Party Leadership Selection (in Japanese)
University of Tokyo Press   Jun 2013   ISBN:9784130362481
Uekami, Takayoshi, and Hidenori Tsutsumi eds. Organization and Policies of Democratic Party of Japan: From its Formation to Acquisition of Power (in Japanese)
Toyo Keizai Shinposya   Sep 2011   ISBN:9784492211953

Conference Activities & Talks

Uekami, Takayoshi “VAAs in Japan: History and Future Prospects”
The International Workshop on Voting Advice Applications: Review & Prospect   2013   
Uekami, Takayoshi “The Party Presidents of DPJ after the Change of Government: Koizumi again?”
The Keio-NCCU Workshop on the Changing International Relations of East Asia with the Emerging Nation   2012   
Matsubayashi, Tetsuya, Michiko Ueda and Takayoshi Uekami “The Size of Electoral Districts and the Importance of Party Labels”
The Annual National Conference of Midwest Political Science Association   2011   
Tsutsumi, Hidenori, and Takayoshi Uekami “Party Policy Coherence in Japan: Evidence from 2003 Candidate-Level Electoral Platform”
The World Congress of the International Political Science Association   2006   
Uekami, Takayoshi, and Daisuke Shimizu “The Consistency of Electoral Systems: A Theoretical Review and Hypotheses”
The World Congress of the International Political Science Association   2006   

Research Grants & Projects

Political Science, Contemporary Japanese Politics, Political Institutions, Party Politics