INATSUGU Hiroaki, Professor in the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, is a Japanese scholar specializing in public administration. His research has focused on public administration, personnel administration, local administration and public management. In 1983, he graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, and joined the Osaka City Hall where he worked in the General Affairs Bureau, the Human Resources Committee Secretariat and the Mayor's Office. After completing a Doctor of Law at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Law in 1995, he was initially employed at Himeji Dokkyo University, and then went on to become Professor in the Graduate School of Law, Osaka City University. He has held his current position at Waseda University since 2007, and his international appointments include Visiting Researcher at the University of London and at the University of California, Berkeley.