Volume 4 (2018)

I. Special Issue: Japanese Public Opinion

Public opinion plays a vital role in many aspects of governance: it influences voting behavior, politicians’ actions, and policy choices. As such, a long tradition of scholarship exists, both in Japan and aboard on this theme. Articles in this special issue contribute to our understandings of the Japanese public opinion by employing innovative methods and providing novel insights. Iida’s article studies how mass media influences the formation of public opinion toward foreign countries, specifically North and South Korea. Article by Ohmura and Miwa connect the public opinion with elite-level politics; Ohmura investigates the cycle of linkages among the public opinion, party policy, and the policy outcomes, while Miwa studies the value preferences among voters and politicians.

Yuko KASUYA, Keio University
Editorial Board:
Koji KAGOTANI, Osaka University of Economics
Tetsuya MATSUBAYASHI, Osaka University
Kenneth Mori MCELWAIN, University of Tokyo

Table of Contents

Media Coverage and the Association between Japanese Perceptions of South Korea and North Korea
Takeshi IIDA

DOI: 10.15544/2018005

The Japanese Macro Polity: Mandate and Accountability Representation in Postwar Japan

DOI: 10.15544/2018002

Value Preferences and Structures Among Japanese Voters and Political Candidates
Hirofumi MIWA

DOI: 10.15544/2018003

II. Articles

The Dynamics of Communal Violence during Civil War: The Inter- play of Violence of Non-State Armed Actors and Clan Groups in the Muslim Communities of the Southern Philippines
Yuri OKI

DOI: 10.15544/2018006

Playing Is Believing: Teaching How Electoral Systems Change Political Outcomes Using a Role-Playing Simulation Game
Sohei SHIGEMURA, Jaehyun SONG, Keisuke TANI, and Yuki YANAI

DOI: 10.15544/2018004

III. Research Note

Tangled National Identity in Eastern Europe: Bogdan Count von Hutten-Czapski (1851–1937)
Hajime KONNO

DOI: 10.15544/2018001