I’m Rob Fahey. I’m a Research Associate at the Waseda Institute of Political Economy (WINPEC) in Tokyo, and a PhD candidate working on contemporary politics and political communication. My research focuses on political communications and electoral campaigning in Japanese democracy, including the emerging role of social networks. I also have academic interests in machine learning and natural language processing, and their application to political science research, and in the politics of gender and sexuality.

I did my MA in Political Science at Waseda University, and a BA in Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.

I’m a co-founder and director of Tokyo Review, a non-profit publishing platform for young researchers and writers working on topics related to Japan’s politics, economy, society or business. You can find all the pieces I’ve personally written for the site on this page.