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Kenji E. Kushida

Kenji E. Kushida, MA, PhD

Research Associate, Japan Program

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

(510) 224-4197 (voice)
(650) 723-6530 (fax)

Research Interests

International comparative politics; political economy; information technology; Japan's political economy; IT-enabled transformation of services; and cloud computing.


Kenji E. Kushida is the Japan Program Research Associate at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and an affiliated researcher at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.

Kushida’s research interests are in the fields of comparative politics, political economy, and information technology. He has four streams of academic research and publication: political economy issues surrounding information technology such as Cloud Computing; institutional and governance structures of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster; political strategies of foreign multinational corporations in Japan; and Japan’s political economic transformation since the 1990s.

Kushida has written two general audience books in Japanese, entitled Biculturalism and the Japanese: Beyond English Linguistic Capabilities (Chuko Shinsho, 2006) and International Schools, an Introduction (Fusosha, 2008).

Kushida holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. His received his MA in East Asian studies and BAs in economics and East Asian studies, all from Stanford University.

For additional information such as C.V., publications, and working papers, please visit Kenji Kushida’s homepage.