Meet Our Alumni
Messages from the Alumni of the Kobe University Graduate School of Law
Completed the master’s degree program in March 2010
Official for the Kobe City Government
I completed my master’s degree program in political science in March 2010. I gained employment with the Kobe City Government and am currently working as a caseworker in the welfare section.
The theme of research for my master’s thesis was the relationship between Diet lawmakers and local assembly members. I built a hypothesis that the electoral linkage between the two became weaker than in the past, and I confirmed this hypothesis by analyzing data on national and local elections.
While enrolled in the graduate school, I had a great opportunity for further specialized study of the theory of political process under the careful supervision of my professors. I now value even the experience of struggling to figure out how I could best present my opinions persuasively—I believe that what I learned will continue to be useful for me into the future.