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Welcome to my website! I am Assistant Professor (tenured) at Institute of Public Administration, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University, the Hague, the Netherlands. I'm also a Research Associate with the Quality of Government Institute (QoG Institute), Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg. I received my Ph.D in Public Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) (now Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs )and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington in June 2016.
My research projects stand at the nexus of public management, organizational behavior, and political science with a focus on comparative public administration and management. In particular, I study how bureaucratic structures and administrative reforms affect policy outcomes, organizational behavior, and broader societal outcomes. Please see my broad research agenda and research statement.
My research focuses both on comparative studies of advanced democracies as well as sub-national studies of Japanese municipalities. My work has been published or accepted for publication at Governance (2), Journal of European Public Policy, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review (3), Public Policy and Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Social Policy & Administration, and several other peer-reviewed academic journals. I serve as an editorial board member of Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration and Korean Journal of Policy Studies.
My article, "The Association between Government Expenditure Cuts and Citizens’ Voluntary Activities: the Case of Japanese Municipalities", won the Routledge-Sponsored Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration Best Article Prize for 2017. I'm a board member of Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration.
My current research projects include:
Before becoming a public administration scholar, I worked for a private think tank doing policy research for governmental organizations, including central and local governments in Japan. I hold degrees from Indiana University, the George Washington University, and Tohoku University in Japan.