department of political science
Kenji Hayao teaches courses in comparative politics and introductory courses in political science. These include Introduction to Comparative Politics, Models in Politics, Introduction to Japanese Politics, and the field seminar on comparative politics for graduate students. His research specialty is Japanese domestic politics, with a particular interest in its prime ministership. He is the author of The Japanese Prime Minister and Public Policy (University of Pittsburgh, 1993), and his new research project studies the impact of recent political changes in Japan on the prime ministership.