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Chris Winkler

Head of Social Science Section
Japanese Studies, Political Science
Since December 2010
(Senior Research Fellows, December 1, 2010 - August 31, 2015)

Chris Winkler received his PhD degree from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Munich in 2009. His doctoral research was about “Constitutional Reform as a Symbol for Postwar Conservatism”. Following a stint as visiting researcher at Chuo University’s Faculty of Policy Studies, he joined the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in December 2010. At the institute, his main research interest is related to how political parties have historically dealt with the topic of happiness.

DIJ Projects

Completed DIJ Projects

Happiness in Japan: Continuities and Discontinuities

How to make voters happy? The promise of happiness by Japan’s political parties between continuities and discontinuities