In our monthly seminars, speakers from inside and outside of the institute gives lectures on various social science issues related to the concept of "governance."

For seminar abstracts, click the titles.

(Academic Year 2013)
Nov. 19, 2013 Capital Market in the Early Twentieth Century
Masaki NAKABAYASHI (Institute of Social Science)
Oct. 15, 2013 Local Governance and Care-needs Certification in Long-term Care Insurance: A Case in Fukui Prefecture
Reiko ARAMI (Institute of Social Science)
Sep. 17, 2013 Women's Need for Equal Division of Household Labor: Their Perception and Expression
Makiko FUWA (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
July 16, 2013 Reconsidering Governance: Based on the Insights Obtained from the International Symposium
Mari OSAWA (Institute of Social Science)
June 18, 2013 Publicly-held Joint Stock Companies: Its Genius and Paradox
Wataru TANAKA (Institute of Social Science)
May 21, 2013 Symposium: Reconsidering Governance
April, 2013 Local Governance in Modern Japan
Kaoru IOKIBE (Institute of Social Science)
(Academic Year 2012)
Mar 19, 2013 Aspects of "Legitimacy" Issues in the Governance Discourse
Takeshi FUJITANI (Institute of Social Science)
Feb. 19, 2013 Urban Governance and Commons: From the Perspectives of Legal Sociology
Gakuto TAKAMURA (College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University)
Jan. 15 2013 Federation, Governance, and Democracy: Based on the Perspective of Constitutional Jurisprudence
Tomonobu HAYASHI (Institute of Social Science)
Dec. 18, 2012 Issues in the Governance of Science and Technology
Hideaki SHIROYAMA (Graduate School for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo)
Dec. 8-9, 2012 Special Seminar: Concluding the First Year of Disaster Reconstruction: Conditions for a Sustainable Society (co-organized by GCOE)
Nov. 20, 2012 The Political Choice of the Opposition at the Time of Institutional Change: the Birth of Blair Government Revisited
Takako IMAI (Seikei University)
Oct. 16, 2012 Inequality, Market and Pareto
Susumu CATO (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Sep. 18, 2012 Regional variations in labor force behavior of women in Japan
Yukiko ABE (Hokkaido University)
July 17, 2012 The Interpersonal Comparison of Utility and Group Decision Making
Dan SASAKI (Institute of Social Science)
June 19, 2012 The Inductive Game Theory and its Application
Akihiko MATSUI (Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo)
May 15, 2012 Why Governance is at Issue: A View from the Perspective of Political Thought History
Shigeki UNO (Institute of Social Science)
April 17, 2012 Questioning Governance Today
Mari OSAWA (Institute of Social Science)
(Academic Year 2011)
Mar 22, 2012 Title Corporate Governance Reforms in Japan
Kazuhiro TAKEI (Nishimura & Asahi)
Feb. 23, 2012 Should a Megacity be Free From the Control of the Nation-state?: An Analysis of Megacity Governance from the Experience of Osaka City
Yosuke SUNAHARA (Osaka City University)
Feb. 21, 2012 Special Seminar: The Governance of Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan. 17,2012 EU Studies Based on Governance Approaches
Kenji HIRASHIMA (Institute of Social Science)
Dec. 20, 2011 Governance of Supply Chains
Tomoo MARUKAWA (Institute of Social Science)
Nov. 15, 2011 Economics of Income Disparity and Education Investment
Ryuichi TANAKA (The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Oct. 18, 2011 "Reproduction" Governance and Restructuring Daily Life: the Case of Japan
Hiroko TAKEDA (The University of Tokyo)
Sep. 29, 2011 Institutional Structures and Governance of Local Governments: Examinations from the Perspective of Comparative Politics
Satoshi MACHIDORI (Kyoto University)
July 28, 2011 Special Seminar: Corporate Governance and Industrial Policies: Governance for Determining the Future Course of TEPCO
July 19, 2011 Financial Governance of Japan: Its Achievements and Challenges
Gregory W. NOBLE (Institute of Social Science)
June 21, 2011 Large-scale Natural Disasters and the Role of the Third Sector with a Focus on the Relief Efforts of Consumer Cooperatives after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Akira KURIMOTO (Consumer Co-operative Institute of Japan)
May 17, 2011 Asking One Too Many? Why a Leader Needs to be Decisive
Junichiro ISHIDA (Osaka University)
April 28, 2011 Post-March 11 Governance
Atsushi SUGITA (Hosei University)
April 19, 2011 The Governance of Modern Japan and Judicial System Reform
Iwao SATO (Institute of Social Science)
(Academic Year 2010)
Feb. 15, 2011 The Fiscal Sociology of Finance Ministry Control: Japan’s Finances Facing Crisis in Governance
Eisaku IDE (Keio University)
Jan. 18, 2011 Causes and Prescriptions for Deflation from the Perspective of Characteristics of the Labor Market: An International Comparison focusing on Sweden
Hisashi YAMADA (Economic Research Center, Economic Research Center, the Japan Research Institute, Limited)
Dec. 21, 2010 Effects of the Introduction of a Universal Health Insurance System
Ayako KONDO (Osaka University)
Nov. 9, 2010 Women's Paid Employment and Outsourcing of Unpaid Domestic Work
Margarita Estevez-Abe (Maxwell School of Syracuse University)
Oct. 19, 2010 Civil Society and Governance in Japan in a Global Context: The Methodologies and Scope of a 13-country Survey and of a Survey of Neighborhood Community Associations, Social Associations, NPOs, and Local Governments in Japan
Yutaka TSUJINAKA (University of Tsukuba)
Sep. 30, 2010 Food system Theory and Food Issues in Contemporary Japan
Shinichi SHOGENJI (The University of Tokyo)
July 12, 2010 Why had Managers Disregarded Shareholders' Interests in the Postwar Japan?
Masako EGAWA (The University of Tokyo)
June 15, 2010 Several Research Projects on Individual Local Governments
Toshiyuki KANAI (The University of Tokyo)
May 18, 2010 Theoretical Issues of Governance: Welfare, Norms, and Morals
Susumu CATO (Institute of Social Science)
April 27, 2010 Reconsidering Governance: Welfare Regimes, Varieties of Capitalism, and Livelihood Security Governance
Mari OSAWA (Institute of Social Science)