Kuniaki Nemoto CV
Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD 

Current and Past Positions

2012-: Research Fellow / Assistant Professor, Organization for Japan-US Studies, Waseda University

2010-2012: Postdoctoral Teaching/Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

2009-2010: Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University.

Education

2009: Ph.D. The joint Ph.D program at Dept. of Political Science and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), University of California, San Diego.

Dissertation: "Committing to the Party: The Costs of Governance in East Asian Democracies."

Dissertation Committee: Stephan Haggard (Co-Chair), Ellis Krauss (Co-Chair), Matthew Shugart, Megumi Naoi, Carlos Waisman (Sociology)

2003: MA. Dept. of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo, Japan.

2001: BA. Dept. of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo, Japan.

1999-2000: One-year exchange program called AIKOM (Abroad in Komaba). Dept. of International Relations, Seoul National University, South Korea.

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Nemoto, Kuniaki, Ellis S. Krauss, and Robert Pekkanen. Forthcoming. "Over-nominating Candidates, Undermining the Party: The Collective Action Problem under SNTV in Japan." Party Politics.

Nemoto, Kuniaki. 2013. "Rise of Parliamentary Activities as New Inter-Election Campaigning Tools." in Robert Pekkanen, Steven Reed, and Ethan Scheiner. eds. Japan Decides. New York: Palgrave. pp.123-38.

Nemoto, Kuniaki
, and Matthew S. Shugart. 2013. "Localism and Coordination under Three Different Electoral Systems: The National District of the Japanese House of Councillors." Electoral Studies 32(1):1-12.

Krauss, Ellis S., Kuniaki Nemoto, and Robert Pekkanen. 2012. "Reverse Contamination: Burning and Building Bridges in Mixed Member Systems." Comparative Political Studies 45(6): 747-73.

Nemoto, Kuniaki, Ellis S. Krauss, Robert Pekkanen, and Nigel S. Roberts. 2012. "Legislative Organization in MMP: The Case of New Zealand." Party Politics 18(4): 503-21.

Nemoto, Kuniaki, Ellis S. Krauss, and Robert Pekkanen. 2008. "Policy Defection and Party Discipline: The July 2005 Vote on Postal Privatization in Japan." British Journal of Political Science 38(3): 499-525.

Other publications

Nemoto, Kuniaki, and Shinsuke Hamamoto. Forthcoming. "Senkyo Seido Kaikaku ni yoru Rippo Kodo no Henyo: Shitsumon Shuisho to Giin Rippo." [Changing Legislative Behavior after the Electoral Reform in Japan: Parliamentary Questions and Private Member's Bills.] Revaiasan. [in Japanese]

Nemoto, Kuniaki. 2013. A review of The Evolution of Japan's Party System: Politics and Policy in an Era of Institutional Change. Pacific Review 86(1): 157-158.

Hamamoto, Shinsuke, and Kuniaki Nemoto. 2011. "Kojin Chushin no Senkyo Senryaku to Sono Yukosei." [Campaigning for Personal Votes and Its Impact on Electoral Outcomes.] Nenpo Seijigaku. 70-97.  [in Japanese]

Working Papers and Presentations

"The Rise of Responsible Party Government in East Asia." With Shinsuke Hamamoto. Prepared for the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA, March 21-24, 2013.

"Campaign Strategies under MMM." With Chia-hung Tsai. Prepared for "Elections in Taiwan and Japan under the Mixed-Member Majoritarian System" Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, April 20, 2012.

"Localism and Coordination under Three Different Electoral Systems: The National District of the Japanese House of Councillors." With Matthew Shugart. Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 11-14, 2012, Chicago, IL.

"Decomposing Preferences over Institutional Choice." With Shinsuke Hamamoto. Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 2011, Seattle, WA.

"Presidential Term Limit and Party Switching." Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, March 31 - April 3, 2011, Chicago, IL.; and the World Congress for Korean Politics and Society, August 23 - 25, 2011, Incheon, South Korea.

"Changing Determinants of Home Style." With Shinsuke Hamamoto. Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 22-25, 2010, Chicago, IL.

"The Politics of Deficit-Spending 1975-2009: Political Instability, Economic Bubbles, and Fiscal Deficits." With Michio Muramatsu, Ellis S. Krauss, and Wataru Kitamura.

"Mixed Incentives for Legislative Behaviors: Party Label, Office Benefits, and Party Discipline in Korea." Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Apr 2-5, 2009, Chicago, IL, and the World Congress for Korean Politics and Society, August 20-22, 2009, Seoul, South Korea.

"Committee Assignments in a Nascent Democracy: Who Get What Committees in Korea, 1989-2007." Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 2008, Boston, MA.

"Presidential Influence over Distributional Consequences: Politics of Allocating Subsidies in Korea, 1990-2005." Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6, 2008, Chicago, IL.

"Divided Government, Different Electoral Cycles, and Distributional Consequences: Politics of Allocating Subsidies in Korea, 1990-2005." Paper prepared for the World Congress for Korean Politics and Society, August 23-25, 2007, Pusan, South Korea, and the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 30 - September 2, 2007, Chicago, IL.

"Faulty Forecasts from Prior Paths?: Electoral Reform, the LDP, and the 2005 Election." With Ellis S. Krauss and Robert Pekkanen. Paper prepared for the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, April 6-9, 2006, San Francisco, CA.

"Poverty Politics: Evaluating Public Assistance in Japan." With Ulrike Schaede. Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, March 22-25, 2006, San Diego, CA.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2013: Academy of Korean Studies. 30,000 USD in total, 8,000 as a co-PI.

2013: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid. 4.16 million yen [42,000 USD].

2010-2011: Postdoctoral Fellowships, UBC.

2009: Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2007: APSA Travel Grant.

2003-2009: Graduate Fellowship, UCSD.

2001: The Best Undergraduate Thesis Award, University of Tokyo.

1999-2000: Short-Term Exchange Fellowship, University of Tokyo.

Career-Related Experience

Teaching

2010-12: Instructor for "Japanese Politics," "Parties and Party Systems," and "Introduction to Comparative Politics," University of British Columbia.

2008: Teaching Assistant for Professor Matthew Shugart, Graduate School of IR/PS, UCSD.

2007-2008: Teaching Assistant for Professors Gordon Hanson and Takeo Hoshi, Graduate School of IR/PS, UCSD.

2005-2007: Teaching Assistant for Professor Ulrike Schaede, Graduate School of IR/PS, UCSD.

Research

2007-2012: Field research in Japan and South Korea. Mainly conducted interviews with 40+ National Assembly members, mayors, city council members, party officials, professors, and other knowledgeable professionals; archival research on newspapers and magazines; and constructed original datasets on legislators and their behavior in the assembly.

2007: Research Assistant for Professor Ethan Scheiner, UC Davis.

2006, 2008: Research Assistant for Professor Takeo Hoshi, Graduate School of IR/PS, UCSD.

2006: Research Assistant for Professor Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University.

2005-2006: Research Assistant for Professor Ulrike Schaede, Graduate School of IR/PS, UCSD.

2004-9: Research Assistant for Professor Ellis S. Krauss, Graduate School of IR/PS, UCSD.

Others

1997-: Translator at Digitized Information, Inc., Tokyo, Japan (Making and proofreading a number of Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese translations, including articles that appeared in the Japanese edition of the Popular Science magazine).

Manuscript reviewer for Social Science Japan Journal, Journal of East Asian Studies, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, Political Studies, Polity Press, and Routledge.

Member for American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and Japanese Political Science Association.

Languages and Skills

Japanese (native); English (reading, research, and conversation); Korean (reading, research, and conversation).

Econometrics (OLS, 2SLS, Time-Series, Panel, Logit and Probit).

Statistical software packages (Stata and R).