1. “#MeToo in Japan and South Korea: #WeToo, #WithYou” with Ki-young Shin for The Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. Published on-line, March 22, 2019.

  2. “Creating a Collective Memory of the Comfort Women in the United States,” with Mary McCarthy for the International Journal of Culture, Politics, and Society. Published on-line November 21, 2018 and forthcoming in print, Spring 2019:

  3. “The Public and the Private: Women and Care in Japan’s Civil Society,” solo-authored book chapter for Beyond the Gender Gap in Japan, Gill Steel, editor. The University of Michigan Press, forthcoming January, 2019.

  4. Beyond Formal Representation: Case Studies of Women’s Participation in Civil Society in Japan” solo-authored article for Women’s Studies International Forum. Published on-line November 5, 2018 and forthcoming in print, January/February 2019.

  5. "Coalition Building and Mobilization: Case Studies of the Comfort Women Memorials in the United States,” with Mary McCarthy in Politics, Groups, and Identities. Published on-line August 2, 2018.

  6. “Womenomics Under Abe’s Leadership: Signs of Feminization of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party,” with Malliga Och. Representation. Published March 9, 2018 at

  7. “Political Targets: Womenomics as an Economic and Foreign Relations Strategy,” Asie.Visions. Peer-reviewed policy report published on-line April, 2017.

  8. “Gender Gaiatsu: Womenomics and Japan’s Gender Institutions,” US-Japan Women’s Journal, vol. 48 (Oct./Nov. 2016), pp. 79-114.

  9. “Komeito in Coalition,” (Axel Klein, co-author) in Komeito: Religion and Politics in Japan, Steven Reed, Axel Klein, George Ehrhardt, and Levi McLaughlin, eds., Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, 2014.

  10. “Decentralization and the Democratic Party of Japan” in Japan Under the DPJ: The Politics of Transition and Governance, Phillip Lipscy and Kenji Kushida, editors, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University/jointly published with the Brookings Institutions Press, 2013:

  11. Chapter for the second volume of Presumed Incompetent. (forthcoming 2020).

    Other Publications

  1. Q and A with the Editors: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Japan for World Politics Review, published October 12, 2016 on-line.

  2. Op-ed:“Womenomics” in the Asahi Shimbun, August 31, 2014.

  3. Policy Report: “Womenomics and Women’s Empowerment: Can Abe be the Women’s Prime Minister?” The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, June, 2014.

  4. 2012. The Journal of Asian Studies, volume 71, issue 02, May, 2012. Review of Site Fights: Divisive Facilities and Civil Society in Japan and the West by Daniel Aldrich, Cornell University Press, 2008 and The Failure of Civil Society? The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan by Akihiro Ogawa, State University of New York Press, 2009.

  5. 2011. Pacific Affairs: Volume 84, No. 2, June 2011. Review of Changing Politics in Japan by Gill Steel and Ikuo Kabashima, Cornell University Press, 2010.


  1. Developing a book proposal on women, war, and memory (Routledge Memory Studies Series, Neil Jordan, editor).