Yu Uchiyama

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Department of Politics and International Studies Visiting Scholar
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Yu Uchiyama is a professor of Political Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and a visiting scholar at SOAS. Prior to entering the academic world, he worked at then Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) of Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Tokyo.

His research interests are mainly in Japanese politics and comparative politics of advanced democracies. He is currently working on analysis of the UK-Japan economic partnership and comparative study of leadership in Japan and the U.K. His publications include Koizumi and Japanese Politics: Reform Strategies and Leadership Style, Routledge, 2010; “Japanese Prime Ministers and Party Leadership,” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, July 2022. "Evidence-based Policy Making: Its Significance & Role," Japan SPOTLIGHT, May/June 2018 Issue; “(Re)Drawing Boundaries among and within Parties in Japan,” in Glenn D. Hook (ed.), Decoding Boundaries in Contemporary Japan: The Koizumi Administration and Beyond, Routledge, 2011. 

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