Taishi Muraoka (Washington University in St. Louis), “How Do Voters Perceive Female Politicians’ Abilities to Distribute Pork?” (Pre-analysis Plan)

U.S. EDT: April 1 (Thu), 8 – 9 pm JST: April 2 (Fri), 9 – 10 am NOTE: Registration required! Link. Pre-analysis plan can be found here. Presenters: Taishi Muraoka (Washington University in St. Louis). Discussants: Nichole M. Bauer (Louisiana State University), Alexander Coppock (Yale University). Chair: Daniel M. Smith (Harvard University).

Michael Sharpe (York College/CUNY), “Selecting Legal Residents by Unemployment and Ethnicity in the Liberal Democratic State to ‘Control Unwanted Immigration’: Remigration in The Netherlands and Japan 1985-2011”

U.S. EDT: April 15 (Thu), 8 – 9 pm JST: April 16 (Fri), 9 – 10 am NOTE: Registration required! Link. Paper can be found here. Presenters: Michael Sharpe (York College/CUNY). Discussants: Annika Hinze (Fordham University), Michael Strausz (Texas Christian University). Chair: Amy Catalinac (New York University).

Kentaro Fukumoto (Gakushuin University), Charles McClean (Harvard University), Kuninori Nakagawa (Shizuoka University), “Shut Down Schools, Knock Down the Virus?”

U.S. EDT: May 13 (Thu), 9 – 10 AM JST: May 13 (Thurs), 10 – 11 PM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: As COVID-19 spread in March 2020, most countries shut down schools in the hopes of slowing the pandemic. Since then, many countries have reopened schools, with varying degrees of success. Yet, we lack research […]

Yesola Kweon (Utah State University), ByeongHwa Choi (National Taiwan University), “Elderly Identity and Trade Policy Preferences in an Aging Society: Evidence from Japan”

U.S. EDT: May 27 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: May 28 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: Standard economic models of trade emphasize production ownership and industrial sectors as key determinants of trade policy preferences. Such emphasis directs the focus of previous studies onto working-age individuals, and as a result, the […]

Yu Jin Woo (Waseda University), Ikuo Kume (Waseda University), “Taking Gains from Trade (More) Seriously: The Effects of Consumer Perspective on Free Trade in Contemporary Japan”

U.S. EDT: June 10 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: June 11 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: How did the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) persistently pursue the TPP negotiations without harming its overall public support? In understanding individuals’ preferences toward trade liberalization, the traditional literature on international political economy has […]

John W. Cheng (Tsuda University), Masaru Nishikawa (Tsuda University), Ikuma Ogura (Georgetown University), Nicholas A. R. Fraser (University of California, Berkeley), “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Willingness to Pay for Online Conspiracy Theory Content – Evidence from Japan”

U.S. EDT: October 14 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: October 15 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: This study examines whether conspiracy believers in Japan are […]