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Fumihito Gotoh

profile.jpgTeaching and Research Fellow in International Relations and Japanese Studies

Email: F dot Gotoh dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: E1.24

 


 
Profile

I convene and teach the MA module International Relations of the Asia Pacific (PO920) and am the coordinator of East Asia Study Group. I obtained a PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in March 2018. I wrote my doctoral thesis entitled ‘The Political Economy of the Japanese Credit Market: Social Norms versus Financial Globalisation’ under the co-supervision of Dr Timothy J. Sinclair and Professor Christopher W. Hughes. The thesis explores the conflict between Japanese society’s anti-liberal, anti-free market norms and financial globalisation from a Neo-Gramscian perspective. Before starting my doctoral research, I conducted corporate credit research and formulated credit investment strategy at the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ), Merrill Lynch and UBS.

Research

My research interests include East Asian and Japanese politics and political economies, international political economy, comparative capitalisms, and politics of finance. One of my key roles in the department is to support the research projects of Professor Christopher W. Hughes during his tenure as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education. My paper ‘Social norms strike back: Why American financial practices failed in Japan’ co-authored with Dr Timothy J. Sinclair was published by Review of International Political Economy in 2017. When I was a master’s student at the London School of Economics, I conducted a research on comparative political economies of Taiwan and South Korea (the dissertation obtained a Distinction).

 Publications
  • ‘Social norms strike back: Why American financial practices failed in Japan.’ Co-authored with Timothy J. Sinclair. Review of International Political Economy. 2017.
  • Nippon Kurejitto Shijyo no Tokucho to Toushi Bunseki (Features of the Japanese Credit Market and Investment Analysis). Tokyo: Chuokeizai-sha. 2014.
  • Shinyo Risk Bunseki Handbook (Handbook for Corporate Credit Risk Analysis). Tokyo: Chuokeizai-sha. 2007.
Conference Papers
  • 'Normative Constraints: Why Japan Resisted Financial Globalisation'. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics' 30th Annual Conference in Kyoto, Japan. June 2018.
  • 'Social Norms Die Hard: Why Japan Resisted Convergence towards American-Style Capitalism'. ISA's 59th Annual Convention in San Francisco, the USA. April 2018.
  • 'Social Norms Matter: An Eclectic Approach to the Political Economy of the Japanese Credit Market'. Early Career Researcher Workshop, Warwick Critical Financial Group, University of Warwick, Coventry, the UK, September 2017.
  • ‘The Politics of the Japanese Credit Rating Industry: Social Norms versus Financial Globalisation.’ Co-authored with Timothy J. Sinclair. PAIS Research Conference at the University of Warwick, Coventry, the UK. June 2016.
  • ‘The Politics of the Japanese Credit Rating Industry: Social Norms versus Financial Globalisation.’ Co-authored with Timothy J. Sinclair. ISA’s 57th Annual Convention in Atlanta, the USA. March 2016.
  • ‘Sekai Kinyu Kiki to Nippon no Kurejitto Shijyo: Genba karano Hokoku (Japanese Credit Market under the Global Financial Crisis: A Report from the Market.’ The 71st Conference of the Economic Studies of Securities in Tokyo, Japan. June 2009.
Teaching
Advice & Feedback Hour
  • Term 1 & 2: Thursday 14:45-15:45, Friday 15:15-16:15 (excluding reading weeks), Term 3: by appointment
Honours and Awards
  • Fondation France-Japon EHESS Young Researcher Award 2018
  • Ranked #1 in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 on Nikkei Credit Analyst Rankings
  • IBJ Scholarship for overseas postgraduate studies, 1993-95