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.
The Japanese Prime Minister and Public Policy. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993.
Co-curator. “Imaging Meiji: Emperor and Era, 1868-1912; Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Collection of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf.” October 4-December 6, 1998.
“Nihon no Shusho to Judoteki Ridashippu.” [Japanese prime minister and reactive leadership]. Fukuoka UNESCO 30 (July 1994): 59-70.
Review. Ray Christensen, Ending the LDP Hegemony: Party Cooperation in Japan. In American Political Science Review 95 (2001).
Review. Jeffrey Broadbent, Environmental Politics in Japan: Networks of Power and Protest. In Journal of Asian Studies 58 (1999).
Review. Steven K. Vogel, Freer Markets, More Rules: Regulatory Reform in the Advanced Industrial Countries. Waseda Journal of Asian Studies 19 (1997): 65-66.
Review. Junko Kato, The Problems of Bureaucratic Rationality. In Review of Politics 57 (Fall 1995): 764-66.