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Jin Sato


Present Affiliation

Professor
The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
The University of Tokyo
 

   

Education

1998 (Mar.)

Ph.D. in International Studies, School of Advanced International and Social Studies, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

1995 (Mar.)

M.A. in International Relations, School of Advanced International and Social Studies, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

1994 (June)

Master in Public Policy (MPP), the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (U.S.A.)

1992 (Mar.)

B.A. in Anthropology, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

Languages

  • Japanese (native speaker)
  • English (fluent in writing, reading and speaking)
  • Thai (fluent in reading and speaking)
  • French (beginner)

Research Interests

  • Political economy of natural resources in developing countries
  • Rural poverty and common property resources in Southeast Asia 
  • Land and forest administration in Thailand 
  • Science and Technology studies related to environment and development 
  • Foreign aid and transboundary environmental cooperation in Asia
  • State-society relations through natural resources and environment
  • Comparative resource administration in Southeast Asia and Japan
  • Social dimensions of disaster and emergency assistance

Professional and Research Experience

2015(Jan.-June)

Visiting Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

2014

Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

2014(Jan.-June)

Visiting Associate Professor, East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University

2010(Sep.)-2011(June)

Democracy and Development Fellow, Princeton University & Fulbright Scholar

2009

Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

2000

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

2005

Adjunct Professor, Mae Fah Luang University (Thailand)

2004 (Oct.)
-2005 (Oct.)

Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,
Thai Government (on leave from the University)

2000

Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies, The United Nations University

1999

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

1998 (Sep.)
-1999 (Apr.)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University

1996

Short-term consultant at Social Development Division, ESCAP (Bangkok, Thailand)

1995 (Aug.)
-1997 (Apr.)

Research Fellow, Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC),
Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand)

1993

Summer Intern at the Natural Resources Management and Development Division,
Asia Technical Department, The World Bank (Washington, D.C., USA)

Professional Advising

2013(Sep.)-2014(Jan.)

Chief Investigator to Evaluate Japanese ODA to Laos(Ministry of Foreig Affiars)

2012(Sep.)-2013(Jan.)

Chief Investigator to Evaluate Jaanese ODA in the field of Triangular Cooperation

2011(Aug).-

Chief Investigator to Evaluate Japanese ODA in the field of Fishery Grant on Delivering Asian Development Experience to Africa

2007 (Jul.)-

Advisory Committee Member of the JBIC-JICA Joint Task Force on Delivering Asian Development Experience to Africa

2003 (Dec.)-

Advisory Committee Member of the JICA Task Force on Poverty Reduction and Human Security

2002 (Feb.)-

Advisory Committee Member of the JICA aid strategy towards Thailand

2001 (Mar.)
–2002 (Feb.)

Visiting Scholar of the Asahi Newspaper on the task force for Asian Environment(Under Asia Network: AAN)

Academic Membership and Services

  • Journal of Forestry Economics and Policy(editorial member, 2013-)
  • Sustainability Science(editorial member, 2009-)
  • Japan Society for International Development (Executive Board Member 2005-2008, 2011-14)
  • Association of Asian Studies (member)
  • Society for Policy Scientists (member)
  • Japan Society for Environmental Sociology (editorial board member)
  • Japaneses Association of Asian Studies (journal editor, 2012-13)
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, United Nations University(2000-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Mae Fah Luang University (Thailand)(2005-present)

Awards and Fellowships

2014 (Jan.)

Japan Academy Medal by the Japan Academy based on the contribution to the social scientific studies on natural resources

2013 (Dec.)

JSPS-Prize by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science based on the contribution to international studies with a focus on perceptions and distribution of natural resources

2013 (Nov.)

Excellent publication award by the Japan Society for International Development on a journal article published in World Development

2013 (Jul.)

Daido Life Foundation Award on the Outstanding Contribution to Area Studies

2010 (Aug.)-(Sep.)

Fulbright Fellowship Award

2010 (Sep.)-2011(June)

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Fellow(Democracy and Development Fellow)

2008 (Jan.)

Ronald Coase Institute Fellow

2003 (Nov.)

Society Award for Excellent Publication by the Japan Society for International Development: Politics of Scarce Resources: Conservation and Development in Rural Thailand (University of Tokyo Press, 2002)

2003 (Jul.)

Excellent Publication Award for the year 2002 from the Institute of Developing Economies: Politics of Scarce Resources: Conservation and Development in Rural Thailand

1998 (Apr.)

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (3 year), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

1995 (Apr.)

Doctoral Research Fellowship (3 year), JSPS

1994

First Prize, JICA 20th Anniversary Memorial Essay Competition organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan.
Paper Title:“Beyond the Environment/Development Dichotomy: Lessons from the Forest Management in Thailand” (available in English and Japanese)

1993

Honorable Mention, 16th Annual Essay Competition organized by the Association of or the Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC), Tokyo, Japan.
Paper Title: “Development, Culture, and the Standard of Living” (in English)