We wanted to tell you about the JPSG-related events at the APSA meeting in Washington DC. Our business meeting will be held from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday, August 30 in the McKinley room of the Marriott. The theme of this meeting will be “The Next Generation of Japanese Politics Research,” and we will have a roundtable discussion on research by three graduate students: Jonathon Baron (Yale); Deirdre Martin (Berkeley); and Mayumi Fukushima (MIT).
After the meeting, we will break so that people can drop their things in their rooms and/or go to various 7:30pm receptions, and then we will convene a dinner/drinks event at 8:15pm. At the meeting we will take names of people that are interested in attending the dinner/drinks event, and then we will make a reservation at a local establishment and email out the details to interested parties. If you are pretty sure that you would like to attend the dinner/drinks event but can’t make it to the meeting, please RSVP to Michael Strausz.
JPSG was able to sponsor two panels at this year’s meeting:
The first one is “Transformation of Japanese Politics: Institutional Changes and Policies” (Thu, August 29, 8:00 to 9:30am, Hilton, Fairchild East) and the second is “Changing Party-Voter Linkages in Japan” (Thu, August 29, 10:00 to 11:30am, Hilton, Jay). We hope that you can make it!
In addition to these announcements, we collect resources for teaching about Japanese politics, which you can find here. If you have a syllabus, an updated syllabus, or other resources to share, please share them in a reply to this email.
Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University
Kenneth Mori McElwain, University of Tokyo