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Nakano Koichi

NameNakano Koichi
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts
Job titleProfessor
DegreeBachelor of Arts in Philosophy(The University of Tokyo), B.A. in Philosophy and Politics(University of Oxford), M. A. in Politics(Princeton University), Ph.D. in Politics(Princeton University)
Research funding number10327885
J-Global ID200901077464299646


(Subject of research) Japanese Bureaucracy

Research Interests

市民運動 ,憲法と政治 ,bureaucracy ,新自由主義 ,Japanese Politics ,国家保守主義 ,新右派転換

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / 

Research History

Oct 2011
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Department of Liberal Arts Professor 
Apr 2017
Mar 2021
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Dean 
Apr 2007
Sep 2011
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Department of Liberal Arts Associate Professor 
Apr 2006
Mar 2007
Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts Department of Liberal Arts Associate Professor 
Oct 2004
Mar 2006
Sophia University Faculty of Comparative Culture Department of Comparative Culture Associate Professor 


Oct 1997
Nov 2003
Princeton University Graduate School, Division of Politics 
Sep 1995
May 1997
Princeton University Graduate School, Division of Politics 
Apr 1993
Jul 1995
The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of General Culture 
Oct 1993
Jun 1995
University of Oxford Philosophy and politics Philosophy and politics
Apr 1988
Mar 1993
The University of Tokyo Faculty of Literature 


Jul 2018
日本民主法律家協会, 第14回相磯まつ江記念法と民主主義特別賞
May 2015
Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan, Friend of the Free Press Award


Monumenta Nipponica   62(4) 496-498   Jan 2007   
The Journal of Japanese Studies   31(1) 159-163   2005   
K Nakano   
This study seeks to contribute to the policy transfer literature through a comparison of the British "Next Steps" initiative of agencification (i.e., organizational separation of policy implementation from policy formulation in central departments...


Koichi Nakano   
The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus   20(16)    Sep 2022   [Invited]
中野 晃一   石塚 壮一   
マスコミ市民 : ジャーナリストと市民を結ぶ情報誌   (583) 7-15   Aug 2017

Books and Other Publications

Weitseng Chen, Hualing Fu(Part:Contributor, Organizational. Legacies of Authoritarian Police in Postwar Japan)
Cambridge University Press   May 2023   (ISBN:9781009042154)
22 Feb 2022   (ISBN:0367221675)
Hardacre, Helen, George, Timothy S., 駒村, 圭吾, Seraphim, Franziska(Part:Contributor, “Crisis of Constitutional Democracy and the New Civic Activism in Japan: From SEALDs to Civil Alliance”)
Lexington Books   2021   (ISBN:9781793609045)
Chen, Weizeng, Fu, Hualing(Part:Contributor, “Neoliberal Turn of State Conservatism in Japan: From Bureaucratic to Corporatist Authoritarian Legality")
Cambridge University Press   2020   (ISBN:9781108496681)


Koichi Nakano   Karl-Rudolf Korte   Gabriele Vogt   
18 Dec 2023   [Invited]
日中若手研究者フォーラム   21 Oct 2023   [Invited]
Koichi Nakano   
Stockholm Seminar on Japan   22 Aug 2023   [Invited]
Koichi Nakano   
同志社大学 Center for Japanese Studies, Tübingen University   26 May 2023   [Invited]

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association
Association for Asian Studies

Research Projects

Project Year: 2005 - 2007
日本学術振興会: 科学研究費助成事業
中野 晃一 
Project Year: 2002 - 2004
民主党政権 失敗の検証
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Academic Activities

Planning, etc
Asia Pacific Social Science Review 2015 - Today
Planning, etc
Monumenta Nipponica 2013 - Today
Planning, etc
Japan Forum 2011 - Today

Social Activities

Asia-Pacific Forward Forum 5 Mar 2024
中国社会科学院・日本研究センター 23 Oct 2023
中国人民大学 23 Oct 2023
UK-Japan Students Conference 3 Aug 2023
Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, Tokyo (OAG) 28 Jun 2023

Media Coverage

The New York Times   Jul 2022   [Newspaper, magazine]
BBC World Service   The Real Story   Sep 2021   [TV or radio program]
BBC   Newsnight   Jul 2021   [TV or radio program]
The New York Times   Mar 2021   [Newspaper, magazine]