Research Theme :
Natural Resource Governance & Administration
Jin Sato is a Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. He has a joint affiliation with Princeton University (as a Visiting Professor of Woodrow Wilson School in Spring 2015, and a Visiting Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Department in Spring 2014). He was previously affiliated with the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale (1998-99). His recent publications include an edited volume, Governance of Natural Resources: Uncovering the Social Purpose of Materials in Nature
(United Nations University Press, 2013) and a co-edited book, The Rise of Asian Donors: Japan’s Impact on the Evolution of Emerging Donors
(Routledge, 2012). In addition to the two single authored books in Japanese, he has numerous publications in international peer reviewed journals such as Comparative Studies in Society and History, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Development and Change, and Sustainability Science
on foreign aid and natural resource politics in Asia. He won the Japan Academy Medal in the field of humanities and social sciences for the year 2013.
A snap shot from the award ceremony of the Japan Academy in February 9, 2014