Political Science Faculty

Dr. Hiroshi Itoh

Professor of Political Science

Dr. Itoh received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he specialized in law and Japanese politics. He teaches an introductory course on comparative and international politics and two law courses:Intro to Law and Global Law. In addition, Dr. Itoh teaches Japanese Politics and Asia Today, a cross-listed course that is part of the Asian studies minor as well as the political science curriculum.

Dr. Itoh’s research focuses on the Japanese Supreme Court along with other aspects of Japanese law, politics and diplomacy. He is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship.


  • Ph.D. in Law and Japanese Politics, University of Washington, Seattle

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Comparative and International Politics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Global Law
  • Japanese Politics
  • Asia Today

Recent Activities and Honors

  • 2010: The Supreme Court and Benign Elite Democracy in Japan
  • 2008: The Impact of Globalization on Japan
  • 2001: Co-organized for Japan Seminars at McGill University in Montreal
  • 2001: Published Canada’s Asian Connection through Plattsburgh State’s Center for the Study of Canada
  • 2000: Helped organize Asian Studies Minor

Contact Hiroshi Itoh

Office: 149G Hawkins Hall
Phone: (518) 564-5831
Email: itohh@plattsburgh.edu