University of Tsukuba Pre-Strategic Initiatives Empirical Social Science Research Center
for Policy Solutions to Disparities and Inequalities


[3/28 13:30-15:00] “Citizens’ ‘Theories of Justice’: Contemporary Japanese Views of Equality and Their Political Theoretical Implications” (25th DDPI Seminar)

The DDPI project is organising a series of seminars on policy solutions to inequality and disparity, and the potential of digital technology for this purpose (digital democracy).

In this 25th edition, we will hear from Professor Hiroshi Hirano of the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University, on the topic of “Citizens’ ‘Theory of Justice’: The Modern Japanese View of Equality and Its Political Theoretical Implications”. Professor Hirano has long studied voters’ behaviour towards politics, including their voting behaviour in elections and their support for political parties. More recently, he has focused on what ‘justice’ means in society, how people interpret this concept and how this understanding influences political behaviour. The seminar will show how we have analysed the changing nature of Japanese society and voting behaviour. We will also discuss what ‘justice’ means and how the concept of ‘justice’ in contemporary society affects our daily lives and political behaviour.

All interested parties are welcome to attend.

25th DDPI Seminar ‘Citizens’ Theories of Justice: contemporary Japanese views of equality and their political theoretical implications’.
date and time Thursday, 28 March 2024, 13:30-15:00.
Location Online
Presenter Hiroshi Hirano (Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University)
Fee Free
How to apply If you wish to participate, please register via the link below or the QR code on the poster.

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