Articles by Masaru Nishikawa

May 4, 2023

🔮 Uncovering the realities of populism in Japan

Masaru Nishikawa
Japanese media and academics continue to link populism with specific political positions. Yet studies show that this is not the case. Masaru Nishikawa raises the fundamental question of whether populism exists in Japan
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Masaru Nishikawa
Full Professor (Tenured), Department of International and Cultural Studies, Tsuda University, Tokyo

Masaru is interested in comparative politics, computational social science, Japanese politics, and American politics.

Using different methods, he has studied interrelated topics in different countries and time periods, theoretically and empirically.

In particular, he focuses on American democracy and affective/ideological polarisation.

Additionally, he has studied the impact of the rise of populism on democratic politics in the US, Japan, and other countries.

He also works on the impact of misinformation/ disinformation (e.g. conspiracy theories) on democratic politics, such as in Japan and the US.

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