Nicholas A.R. Fraser

Nicholas A.R. Fraser

Policy Innovations Fellow. PhD, Comparative Politics and Public Policy, University of Toronto
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Research Project: When Does the Japanese Public Support Refugee Admission? 

Dr. Fraser is a political scientist who holds several degrees including a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Calgary, Masters’ Degrees from the University of British Columbia and Waseda University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He researches politics of identity, ethnicity, and immigration as well as bureaucratic and judicial procedures. Supported by the Japan Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Dr. Fraser’s investigation of Japanese attitudes toward immigration has been published in the Journal of Refugee Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Political Psychology. Building on this recent work, his research project for the 2022-23 year will explore how public opinion impacts Japan’s approach to refugee protection.