Yoshiaki Kubo

Yoshiaki Kubo

Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of the Ryukyus
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Research project: Micro Foundations of Base Politics: Voting Behavior and Elite Perceptions in Japan

Professor Kubo earned a B.A. from Chuo University and later received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. His primary areas of research include Okinawan politics and elections, as well as micro-analysis of U.S. military bases in Japan while focusing on citizens’ voting behaviors and elites’ perceptions. He has contributed sections to the English publication of Aftermath: Fukushima and the 3.11 Earthquake (Kyoto University Press and Trans-Pacific Press, 2018). His work has appeared in the Japanese Journal of Electoral Studies, Review of Policy Science and International Relations, and The Annuals of Japanese Political Science Association.  His research project for 2020–21 is titled “Micro Foundations of Base Politics: Voting Behavior and Elite Perceptions in Japan.”

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