Education / Research Experience
|Bachelor of Laws (equivalent to BA), Concentration in Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2001.|
|Master of Laws (equivalent to MA), Major in Political Science, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2003.|
|Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 2012.|
|TA/Instructor (Part-Time) (August 2004-August 2008), Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.|
|Visiting Scholar (May 2005-July 2005), Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|Visiting Scholar (July 2007-September 2007), Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|Visiting Scholar (October 2008-August 2009), Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|Instructor (Part-Time) (August 2011-December 2011), Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.|
|Researcher (October 2012-March 2014), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.|
|Associate Senior Research Fellow (April 2014-September 2018), Latin American Studies Group, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan.|
|Overseas Research Fellow at Brasilia (September 2018-September 2019), Institute of Developing Economies, Japan. (Visiting Scholar at the University of Brasilia)|
|Overseas Research Fellow at Buenos Aires (September 2019-present), Institute of Developing Economies, Japan. (Visiting Scholar at Torcuato di Tella University)|
- Presidents versus Federalism in the National Legislative Process: The Argentine Senate in Comparative Perspective, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
- "The Representation of East Asia in Latin American Legislatures." Issues & Studies Vol.53, No.1, 2017.
- "The Effects of Gubernatorial Influence and Political Careerism on Senatorial Voting Behavior: The Argentine Case." Journal of Politics in Latin America Vol.6, No.2, 2014. (coauthored with Germán Lodola)
- Minshu-shugi tai minshu-shugi, dai-ni han (Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries (Second Edition)) , Arend Lijphart (cotranslated with Yūko Kasuya), Tokyo: Keisō-shobō, 2014.
Membership of Academic Societies
Japan Association for Comparative Politics, Japan Association for Latin American Studies, Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, American Political Science Association, Asociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política