Shimizu, Yuichiro

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Jun 27, 2019 at 02:54
Shimizu, Yuichiro
Keio University
Faculty of Policy Management
Job title
Doctor of the Science of Law [S.J.D.](Keio University), Master of Laws [LL.M.](Keio University)
Other affiliation
Graduate School of Media and GovernanceGraduate School of Media and GovernanceGlobal Research Institute(KGRI)


2017-present Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
2017-present Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
2010-2017 Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
2007-2010 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
2003-2007 Research Associate, The University of Tokyo
2002-2003 Research Assistant, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

<Short Bio>
Yuichiro Shimizu is Professor of Japanese Politics and History in the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan.

His research and teaching focus on Japanese political history. His recent book, The Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: from Restoration Bureaucrats to Educated Elites (Tokyo: Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2013)(in Japanese), describes the process of nation building in Meiji and Taisho Japan from the view point of making and enhancing national elite. He point out the open door policy of bureaucracy as the route of making Japanese democracy.

He has been interested in the Relationship between Politicians and Bureaucrats. His first book, Party and the Bureaucracy in Modern Japan: the Clash of the Constitutional Government (Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten, 2007) (in Japanese), he discussed about this issue, and pointed out they found the way of collaboration and separation after the long conflict.

His research is not only historical one, but also comparing Modern and Contemporary Japan. Because Japan has been faced on historical change in Politic, but there is not any experience about Government change more than a half century. Thus he experience in Modern Japan is the latest case to be referred. So he compiles a lot of Oral Histories to Politicians and Bureaucrats in Japan.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Apr 2011
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Jun 2010
Fellow, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
May 2015
Visiting researcher, Research center for advanced science and technology, The University of Tokyo
Oct 2016
examination committee, National Personnel Authority


Mar 1999
Political Science, Faculty of Laws, Keio University
Mar 2001
Political Science, Graduate School of Law, Keio University
Mar 2003
Political Science, Graduate School of Law, Keio University

Committee Memberships

Oct 2018
日本行政学会  企画委員
Oct 2017
湘南藤沢学会  SFCジャーナル編集委員長
Sep 2017
湘南藤沢学会  幹事
Oct 2016
日韓次世代学術フォーラム  運営委員(政治・法律分野)
Oct 2016
人事院  国家公務員採用総合職試験(大卒程度)(政策論文)(総合論文)試験専門委員

Awards & Honors

May 2016
優秀ポスター発表, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies Award, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies
Jun 2014
奨励賞, Public Policy Studies Association Japan Award, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies
Jun 2011
特別賞, 27th the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Award, The Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Foundation
Nov 1999
The top prize, 100th Anniversary Award Paper of the Faculty of Law, Keio University, Keio University

Published Papers

Nation, Party, Peoples: A political history of the balance-losing triangle
Yuichiro Shimizu
Asteion   (90) 14-28   May 2019   [Invited]
Representative system in Japan: Its historical development and issue
Yuichiro Shimizu
Hotitsu Jiho   (1135) 102-107   Mar 2019   [Invited]
"Meiji revolution: As Human resources policy innnovation"
Yuichiro Shimizu
Nankai Japan Studies   (2018) 58-68   Dec 2018   [Invited]
"Is The Initiative of Prime Minister's Office Completed?―The 2nd/3rd Abe Government and Its Leadership"
Yuichiro Shimizu
Japan and Asia-Pacific Studies Quarterly   1(3) 137-155   Jul 2017   [Invited]
"Politics and Students in Japan: Recusing from Politics, Approaching Actual Plicies"
Yuichiro Shimizu
Issues & STUDIES   45(4) 129-157   Dec 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
"How modern Japan established its electoral districts: lightening the districts as the political spacial institute"
Yuichiro Shimizu
The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association   (2016-2) 13-36   Dec 2016   [Invited]
Yuichiro Shimizu
Kyushu Shigaku   (175) 40-48   Nov 2016   [Invited]
Changing Japanese Studies during the milestone year 2015: US, EU and Japan
Yuichiro Shimizu
Bulletin of Studies of Yoshino Sakuzo   (12) 29-34   Apr 2016   [Invited]
Yuichiro Shimizu, Masaki Suwa
KEIO SFC JOURNAL   14(1) 108-132   Oct 2014   [Invited]
Yuichiro Shimizu, Sochi Naraoka
Social Science Research Network   1-38   Sep 2014
Yuichiro Shimizu, Masaki Suwa
第18回身体知研究会報告論文   1-10   Mar 2014
Yuichiro Shimizu
Japanese journal of electoral studies   29(2) 5-19   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Yuichiro Shimizu
KEIO SFC Japanese Studies Platform Working Paper Series   (5) 1-30   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Yoshino Sakuzō and Public Opinion Space in the Taisho Period
Yuichiro Shimizu
Bulletin of Modern Japanese Studies   (29) 61-104   Feb 2013   [Invited]
Yuichiro Shimizu
レヴァイアサン   (48) 8-37   Apr 2011   [Invited]
「オーラル・ヒストリーの可能性 −仮説の発見と実証―」
Yuichiro Shimizu
RPSPP Discussion Paper Series   (4) 1-27   Apr 2009   [Invited]
Yuichiro Shimizu
『法学研究』   82(2) 193-219   Feb 2009
今津 敏晃, 神谷 久覚, 土田 宏成, 清水 唯一朗, 内藤 一成, 水野 京子
東京大学日本史学研究室紀要   (11) 297-372   Mar 2007
Yuichiro Shimizu
『日本政治研究』   3(1) 29-65   Jan 2006   [Refereed]
Yuichiro Shimizu
『史学雑誌』   114(2) 59-83   Feb 2005   [Refereed]
In this paper, by focusing upon three Cabinets-the first Okuma Cabinet (the first party Cabinet in Japan), the second Yamagata Cabinet and the fourth Itoh Cabinet, the author attempts to examine how the relationship between the politico-bureaucrac...


清水 唯一朗
『自由時報』(台湾)      May 2019   [Invited]
清水 唯一朗
『アーキビスト』   (91) 1-7   Mar 2019   [Invited]
清水 唯一朗
『産経新聞』      Feb 2019   [Invited]
「連続か断絶か? 明治維新という大転換」
清水唯一朗, 佐々木雄一
『中央公論』   (1623) 52-61   Jan 2019   [Invited]
「近代再考 学歴 競争社会への突入」
清水 唯一朗
『信濃毎日新聞』『茨城新聞』ほか(共同通信社より配信)      Dec 2018   [Invited]

Books etc

Yuichiro Shimizu
Chuo Koron Shinsha   Apr 2013   ISBN:4121022122
Yuichiro Shimizu
Fujiwara Shoten   Jan 2007   ISBN:978-4894345539
Tatsuhiko Yamamoto, Yuichiro Shimizu, Yuichi Deguchi ed. (Part:Joint Editor, 憲法「土着化」プロセスにみえる「公務員」秩序とは)
Nihon Hyōronsha   Sep 2016   ISBN:978-4-535-52211-4
Endo Ken, Li Shih-Hui ed. (Part:Contributor, Historical institutional analysis of Japanese electoral districts)
Haulu Publishing(Taipei)   May 2019   ISBN:9789869763431
御厨 貴 編 (Part:Contributor, オーラル・ヒストリーの方法論)
岩波書店   Mar 2019   ISBN:978-4000613279

Conference Activities & Talks

清水 唯一朗
国際シンポジウム「明治維新とベトナムのドイモイ」   8 Mar 2019   ベトナム国家大学ホーチミン市人文社会科学大学(ベトナム)
SHIMIZU Yuichiro
150 Year Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration Lecture   21 Nov 2018   Exzellenzcluster "Asien und Europa im globalen Kontext", Universität Heidelberg
NAKAJIMA, Yukihiro, KAMAHARA Yuta, FURUTANI Tomoyuki, SHIMIZU Yuichirou
The 27th(2017) academic research presentation conference, GIS Association Japan   21 Oct 2018   GIS Association Japan
SHIMIZU Yuichiro
Japanese Political Science Association Annual Conference   14 Oct 2018   Japanese Political Science Association
SHIMIZU Yuichiro
International Symposium "Meiji Restoration and Modern World"   28 Jul 2018   Japan Institute of Nankai University

Teaching Experience



記事「ディスカッション 軍隊に対する憲法の規整力とは」
「憲法の規整力」研究会   The Others   Jun 2019
記事「ディスカッション 「代表制」の原理的・制度的基盤は何か?」
「憲法の規整力」研究会   The Others   Apr 2019
清水 唯一朗   Mar 2019
記事「ディスカッション 八月革命、一日にして成らず」
「憲法の規整力」研究会   The Others   Feb 2019
清水 唯一朗   The Others   Jan 2019

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021
Keio University: Keio Gijuku Academic Development Funds
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Reformatting Elites in Modern Japan
Project Year: Jun 2015 - Jun 2015    Investigator(s): Yuichiro Shimizu
Keio Gijuku Academic Development Funds
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017

Social Contribution

[Advisor, Organizing Member]  長野県長野高等学校  (長野県長野高等学校)  Jun 2019 - Today
[Lecturer]  原敬を想う会  原敬を想う会 講演会  (サンセール盛岡)  Jun 2019
[Lecturer, Advisor, Planner]  人事院公務員研修所  課長級研修  (人事院公務員研修所)  Dec 2018
[Lecturer, Advisor, Planner]  人事院公務員研修所  リーダーシップ研修(課長補佐級)  (人事院公務員研修所)  Nov 2018
[Lecturer]  千葉慶友会  千葉慶友会講演会  (船橋勤労市民センター)  Nov 2018