KAWANABE Takeshi
International Institute of American Studies
Assistant Professor
Last Updated :2024/06/14

Researcher Profile and Settings

    Profile

    Born in 1989.

    Doctorate: Constitutional Law

    Interests: Japanese Constitution; Comparative Constitutional Theory especially between Japan and the U. S.; Constitutional History. Specifically, Popular Sovereignty Theory, Judicial Review.

    Portrait: photographed by Fumishige Ogata, Ishibashi Tanzan Memorial Foundation

    Cover Photo: Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, U. S., photographed by Takeshi Kawanabe

    Calls for papers are always welcome.

  • Contact Point

    tkawanabmail.doshisha.ac.jp

    Research funding number

    90845661

Research Interests

  • Judicial selections and dismissals
  • Judicial dismissals by the people
  • Democratic Faith to Judicial Review
  • Constitutional Amendment
  • Counter-majoritarian Difficulty
  • Popular Sovereignty

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / History - Europe/America / The U. S. Constitutional History
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / The U. S. Politics
  • Humanities & social sciences / Public law / Constitutional Theory
  • Humanities & social sciences / Public law / Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Humanities & social sciences / Public law / Constitutional Thought
  • Humanities & social sciences / Public law / American Constitution
  • Humanities & social sciences / Public law / Constitutional Law

Research Experience

  • Osaka University of Economics and Law, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Lecturer, 2024/04 - Today
  • Waseda University, Institute of Political Economy, Researcher, 2022/04 - Today
  • Doshisha University, International Institute of American Studies, Assistant Professor(without tenure), 2023/04 - 2028/03
  • Sophia University, Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Lecturer, 2022/09 - 2024/03
  • Waseda University, Graduate School of Political Science, Adjunct Lecturer, 2023/04 - 2023/09
  • Kawasaki City College of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Adjunct Lecturer, 2022/04 - 2023/03
  • Hosei University, Faculty of Economics, Adjunct Lecturer, 2021/04 - 2023/03
  • Waseda University, Graduate School of Political Science and Economics, Assistant Professor(without tenure), 2020/04 - 2023/03
  • Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Lecturer, 2021/04 - 2022/03
  • Tsuda University, Department of International and Cultural Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Adjunct Lecturer, 2020/04 - 2021/03
  • Kawamura Women’s University, Faculty of Literature, Adjunct Lecturer, 2018/04 - 2021/03
  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law, Research Lecturer, 2019/04 - 2020/03
  • Hitotsubashi University, Mori Arinori Center for Higher Education and Global Mobility, Research Assistant, 2017/08 - 2018/03
  • Tokyo City University, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts Division, Adjunct Lecturer, 2017/06 - 2017/09
  • Suenobu Foundation, Ph. D. Scholarship Student, 2014/06 - 2017/03
  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law, Dispatched Student for Oversea Universities, The Project of Development of Next-Generation Legal Scholars, 2015/06 - 2016/03
  • Hitotsubashi University, Center for General Education, Teaching Assistant, 2014/10 - 2015/03

Education

  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law, LL. D., 2014/04 - 2019/03
  • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law, LL. M., 2012/04 - 2014/03
  • Tohoku University, Faculty of Law, LL. B., 2008/04 - 2012/03
  • Sendai Daini Public High School of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, 2005/04 - 2008/03

Degree

  • LL. D., Hitotsubashi University, Japan, Mar. 2019
  • LL. M., Hitotsubashi University, Japan, Mar. 2014
  • LL. B., Tohoku University, Japan, Mar. 2012

Association Memberships

  • Conference of the U. S. Politics, Dec. 2023, 9999
  • Kansai Association of the U. S. Public Law, Nov. 2023, 9999
  • The Japanese Association for American Studies, May 2023, 9999
  • Kansai Regional Association for Studies of Constitutional Cases, Apr. 2023, 9999
  • Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, Apr. 2023, 9999
  • Japan Association of Political Economy, Mar. 2023, 9999
  • The Conference of the U. S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, Aug. 2022, 9999
  • Hitotsubashi Association for Studies of Constitutional Cases, Feb. 2021, 9999
  • JAPAN ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Oct. 2018, 9999
  • JAPAN PUBLIC LAW ASSOCIATION, Dec. 2017, 9999
  • ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES OF CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY, May 2012, 9999
  • Hitotsubashi University Association for Studies of American Constitutional Theory, Apr. 2014, Mar. 2020

Committee Memberships

  • Member, Plans Committee, 2023/04 - Today, International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University, Others, Planning events of International Institute for American Studies, Doshisha University.
  • Member, Editorial Committee, 2023/04 - Today, International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University, Others, Editing "Doshisha American Studies".
  • Member, Committee of the Library of International Institute for American Studies, 2023/04 - Today, International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University, Others, Collecting documents for the Library of International Institute for American Studies
  • Organizer, 2022/08 - Today, The Conference of the U. S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, Others

Awards

  • The 11th ISHIBASHI Tanzan Award for Young Researchers of Social Science and Humanities
    Mar. 2019, The ISHIBASHI Tanzan Memorial Foundation,, Publisher, Japan
  • Cum Laude
    Mar. 2012, The Alumni Association of Faculty of Law, Tohoku University,

Published Papers

  • Towards Making Constitutional Jurisprudence into “Social Science”
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Relations, The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Relations, 22(3) 125 - 141, Nov. 2023, Research institution
  • On Judicial Selection and Dismissal: An Introduction of Comparative Studies between the U. S. and Japan on the Democratic Responsibilities of the Judiciary
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Waseda Journal of Political Science and Economics, The Waseda Society of Political Science and Economics, (398) 19 - 35, 30 Sep. 2022, Research institution
  • The Popular Sovereignty Theory in the U. S. Constitutionalism and the Implications to Japanese Constitutionalism
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    KENPO-KENKYU(REVIEW OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW), Shinzansha, 8 155 - 166, May 2021, Scientific journal
  • A New Birth of Constitutional Construction: On the Theory of Charles L. Black, Jr.
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, 19(2) 189 - 232, Jul. 2020, Research institution
  • Popular Sovereignty and Judicial Review: On Yale School Constitutionalism
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Hitotsubashi University, Mar. 2019, Doctoral thesis
  • Judicial Review for the People: On Robert C. Post and Reva B. Siegel's Democratic Constitutionalism
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, 17(3) 521 - 573, Nov. 2018, Research institution
  • The Constitution of the People, by the People, for the People
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, 17(2) 435 - 480, Jul. 2018
  • Construction of Text and Purpose : On Jack M. Balkin's Living Originalism and the Narrative of Constitutional Redemption
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, 16(1) 165 - 206, Mar. 2017, Research institution
  • Why the Illegitimate Constitution Should Be Obeyed : The Relationship Between Constitutional Legitimacy and History in Bruce A. Ackerman's Dualist Democracy Theory
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies, 一橋大学大学院法学研究科, 15(2) 799 - 853, Jul. 2016, Research institution

MISC

  • Case Note(The Possibility of Restriction to Hate-Speech-like Demonstration and Its Legal Ground)
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Shin Hanrei Kaisetsu(Case Notes) Watch No. 223, TKC, (223), 02 Nov. 2023, Report scientific journal
  • Practice of Legal Subjects Education under the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Takeshi KAWANABE
    The Bulletin of Institute for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Kokugakuin University, The Institute of Institute for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Kokugakuin University, (13) 68 - 74, 01 Mar. 2022, Introduction research institution
  • Constitutionalism and the Purpose
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Keiso Bibliophile, Keiso Shobo, 24 Feb. 2022, Introduction commerce magazine
  • 〈Summary of the Article winning the ISHIBASHI Tanzan Award for Young Researchers of Social Sciences and Humanities〉The Constitution of the People, by the People, for the People: On Akhil Reed Amar's Constitutionalism
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Liberal Thought, The Ishibashi Tanzan Memorial Foundation, (153) 32 - 38, Jun. 2019, Introduction other

Books etc

  • The Key Points of Constitutional Cases
    OKADA, Junta; AWAJI, Tomonori; IMAI, Kentaroh(e
    2021年2月第2刷、2023年2月第3刷, Seibundoh, Apr. 2020, Contributor, The Nationality Act Decision(pp. 32-33), The Decision on the Suffrage of Nationals Living Overseas(pp. 104-105), Textbook
  • The Development of Constitutionalism
    The Association for Studies of Constitutional Theory(ed.)
    Keibundoh, Oct. 2017, Joint work, “The Achievement of Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Court”, Scholarly book

Presentations

  • Why the U. S. Constitutionalism and Popular Sovereignty Theory
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Kansai Association of Constitutional Cases, 16 Dec. 2023, 16 Dec. 2023, 16 Dec. 2023, Oral presentation, Kansai Association of Constitutional Cases, Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Case Note(The Dormant Commerce Clause and the Constitutionality of Restriction by State Law Concerning about Pork (Nat'l Pork Producers Council v. Ross, 215 L. Ed. 2d 336, 143 S. Ct.1142(2023)))
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Kansai Association of the U. S. Public Law, 26 Nov. 2023, 25 Nov. 2023, 26 Nov. 2023, Oral presentation, Kansai Association of the U. S. Public Law, Kansai University
  • Case report(Constitutionality and legality of not counting votes)
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 10th Hitotsubashi University Conference of Constitutional Cases, 22 Oct. 2023, 22 Oct. 2023, 22 Oct. 2023, Oral presentation, The Hitotsubashi University Conference of Constitutional Cases, Online
  • Why We Should Refer to the U. S: Book Review on MIMAKI Seiko, "The U. S. of the Generation Z", NHK Press(2023)
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 1st Book Discussion Seminar, The Conference of the U.S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, 10 Sep. 2023, 10 Sep. 2023, 10 Sep. 2023, Oral presentation, The Conference of the U.S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • The Democratic Legitimacy of Judges, bis, presentation, reply, and discussion
    KAWANABE, Takeshi; SHIMIZU, Jun
    The 3rd Conference of the U.S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, 05 May 2023, 05 May 2023, 05 May 2023, Oral presentation, The Conference of the U.S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, Waseda University, Tokyo
  • Reviewing "On Judicial Selection and Dismissal: An Introduction of Comparative Studies between the U. S. and Japan on the Democratic Responsibilities of the Judiciary"
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Regular Conference of March, Tokyo Association of Legal Philosophy, 25 Mar. 2023, 25 Mar. 2023, 25 Mar. 2023, Oral presentation, Tokyo Association of Legal Philosophy, Zoom
  • The Democratic Legitimacy of Judges
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 14th Annual Conference, Japan Association of Political Economy, 03 Mar. 2023, 03 Mar. 2023, 03 Mar. 2023, Public symposium, Japan Association of Political Economy, Waseda University, Tokyo
  • A Right to Judicial Selection
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 1st Conference of the U.S. Constitutional Theory and Practice, 16 Sep. 2022, Oral presentation, Fukui Prefectural University
  • On Bruce A. Ackerman, We the People 3 The Civil Rights Revolution(Harvard U. Pr., 2014), Ch. 7, Sphere of Humiliation
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 12th Conference of 'The Synthetic Studies of Populist Constitutional Theory and Constitutionalism, 18 Dec. 2021, Oral presentation,
  • Case Report: The Possibility of Judicial Review to the Suspension of Local Assemblies
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 2nd Hitotsubashi Conference of Constitutional Case Report, 23 May 2021, Oral presentation, , Hitotsubashi Conference of Constitutional Case Report, Zoom
  • Popular Sovereignty and Constitutionalism: Sunagawa Decision and the Rising Sovereign
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Hokuriku Conference of Public Law Cases, 23 Jan. 2021, Invited oral presentation, Kanazawa University (using Zoom)
  • A New Birth of Constitutional Construction: On the Theory of Charles L. Black, Jr.
    Takeshi KAWANABE
    「ポピュリズム憲法学と立憲主義に関する総合的研究」第9回研究会, 13 Dec. 2020, Invited oral presentation
  • Popular Sovereignty Theory in American Constitutional Theory
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 21st Conference of Politics and Theory, 10 Sep. 2020, Oral presentation, オンライン
  • Constitutionalism and the Purpose: A Critical Review on Adrian Vermule(translated by Takayuki Kira), Risk no rikkenshugi (The Constitution of Risk), 2019
    Takeshi Kawanabe
    Symposium online of Adrian Vermule(translated by Takayuki Kira), Risk no rikkennshugi(The Constitution of Risk), 2019, 26 Jul. 2020, Nominated symposium
  • The Constitution of the People, by the People, for the People: On the Constitutionalism of Akhil Reed Amar
    Takeshi Kawanabe
    The 1st Conference of the Project of the Comprehensive Research on Populism and Constitutionalism, Aug. 2018, Oral presentation, 上智大学
  • Review: Robert C. Post, with Commentary by Pamela S. Karlan, Lawrence Lessig, Frank Michelman, Nadia Urbinati, Citizens Divided, Harvard U. Pr., 2014, pp. 1-94.
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 3rd Hitotsubashi University Coference in 2018 of the U. S. Constitutional Theory, Aug. 2018, Oral presentation, 一橋大学
  • The Achievement of Popular Sovereignty and the Role the Courts Should Play
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    ASSOCIATION FOR STUDIES OF CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY, Mar. 2017, Invited oral presentation, 法政大学
  • Review: Joel I. Colon-Rios, Weak Constitutionalism: Democratic Legitimacy and the Question of Constituent Power, Oxon: Routledge, 2012, Ch. 5-10.
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    The 1st Hitotsubashi University Coference in 2017 of the U. S. Constitutional Theory, Jan. 2017, Oral presentation, 一橋大学
  • Review: Keith E. Whittington, Originalism: A Critical Introduction, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 375 (2013); Jack M. Balkin, The New Originalism and the Uses of History, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 641 (2013)
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Association of the U. S. Constitutional Studies, May 2014, Oral presentation, 早稲田大学

Research Projects

  • Comparison between Japan and the U. S. about Judicial Elections and Judicial Dismissals by the People: A Systematic Aspect of the Constitutional Thought of Popular Sovereignty
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, 2022/04 -2025/03, Principal investigator, Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Waseda University
  • Studies on Charles L. Black's Theory of Judicial Review
    KAWANABE, Takeshi
    This research focuses on the constitutional theory of Charles L. Black, Jr. on judicial review. That is because an awareness of the problem of this research is that although judicial review system was counter-majoritarian, or justices or judges were not elected, it is essential to democracy or popular sovereignty because through the system, people can directly influence political process, and Black's idea puts emphasis on the point. Engaging in this research, what was clarified is as follows. First, judicial review is one of essential methods for democracy or popular sovereignty because social movement or people's opinion has often appeared through lawsuits and the courts has often accepted it even if it could have been contradictable to decisions of political process. Second, such an idea can be not only applied to the U. S., but similar situations such as Japan, which has both democracy and judicial review., Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, 2019/08 -2022/03, Competitive research funding, Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law; Waseda University School of Political Science and Economics
  • Theoritical Justification of Judicial Review to Constitutional Amendment
    Takeshi KAWANABE
    Yamada Charitable Trust for Academic Research, Grant, 2018/04 -2019/03, Principal investigator, Competitive research funding, Constitutional Law
  • Research of Popular Sovereignty in the American Constitutionalism
    Takeshi KAWANABE
    Suenobu Foundation, Scholarship for Doctoral Students, 2014/06 -2017/03, Principal investigator, Competitive research funding
  • Achievement of Democracy by Judiciary: On American Constitutional Democracy
    Takeshi KAWANABE
    Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, 「次世代の法学研究者・法学教員養成」プロジェクト 特別海外派遣, 2015/08 -2016/03, Principal investigator, Competitive research funding

Social Contribution

  • OMATA, Yoshinori(General Coordination Division, Waseda University Library), "The Online Class and Waseda University Library(the Cases of Social Science)", JULIB 2020 Symposium "The Role of University Libraries on Online Class", 国公私立大学図書館協力委員会(JULIB), 2020年度大学図書館シンポジウム「オンライン授業における図書館の役割」, 2021/01/22, Seminar
  • Workshop: Tips for the Test of the Legal Subjects(especially Constitutional Law), Hitotsubashi University Library; Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, 2019/07/03, Seminar

Teaching Experience

  • Constitutional Law II (Government)
    Osaka University of Economics and Law
  • Constitutional Law II(Human Rights)
    Osaka University of Economics and Law
  • Constitutional Law
    Sophia University
  • Constitutional Theory
    Waseda University School of Political Science
  • Intermediate Seminar(Party Politics In the U. S.)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Law B
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Japanese Constitution B
    Hosei University Faculty of Economics
  • Japanese Constitution and Law
    Faculty of Nursing, Kawasaki City College of Nursing
  • Intermediate Seminar (Reading Japanese Constitutional Cases Seriously)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Law A
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Japanese Constitution A
    Hosei University Faculty of Economics
  • Fresh-Start Seminar(09, 68)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Constitutional Law IIB
    Kokugakuin University Faculty of Law
  • Intermediate Seminar(Gender and Democracy)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Constitutional Law IB
    Kokugakuin University Faculty of Law
  • Law A
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • The Constitution of Japan b
    Tsuda College Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Topics in International Political Science and Economics(The Constitution and Democracy)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Intermediate Seminar: Comparative Constitutional Studies of Transparency and Democratic Faith in Judicial Procedure
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Topics in Political Science(The Constitution and Democracy)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • The Constitution of Japan
    Kawamura Gakuen Woman’s University Faculty of Literature
  • Japanese Constitution a
    Tsuda College, Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Intermediate Seminar(The Theory and the Thought of Majority Rule)
    Waseda University Faculty of Political Science and Economics
  • Law
    Tsuda College, Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Reading Foreign Legal Text
    Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Law
  • 導入ゼミナール(日本の国会制度に関する書籍を1冊読んでみる。)
    一橋大学法学部
  • Start-up Seminar
    Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Law
  • The Constitution of Japan
    Tokyo City University Faculty of Liberal Arts

Others

  • 2020年度日本学術振興会特別研究員PD採用内定(補欠繰上)、辞退
    2020/03
  • Comments: Adrian Vermule(trans. by Takayuki KIRA), Risk no rikkenshugi(The Constitution of Risk), Keiso Shobo, 2019
    2019 -2019, http://www.keisoshobo.co.jp/book/b491626.html
  • Comments: KAINO Michihiro ed., Ho no shihai no history(A History of Rule of Law), Nakanishiya Shuppan, 2018
    2018 -2018, http://www.nakanishiya.co.jp/book/b352962.html
  • 研究会参加:大村敦志、小粥太郎『民法学を語る』、有斐閣、2015年
    2013 -2013, http://www.yuhikaku.co.jp/books/detail/9784641137240