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Takashi Inoguchi

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors InoguchiTakashi Inoguchi has a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; former assistant secretary general of the United Nations; president of University of Niigata Prefecture; a prolific author and editor and coeditor of books and articles on political theory, comparative politics, and international relations. He recently published The Quality of Life in Asia: A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia (Springer 2013). He has been Director of the AsiaBarometer project since 2002 and is the founding editor of three journals: Japanese Journal of Political Science (Cambridge University Press); International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (Oxford University Press); and Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (Sage Publications). In 2014, he was awarded the International Society of Quality-of-Life Studies, Distinguished Research Fellow for his substantial contributions to the field. E-mail:
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