Educational Background

Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), Cornell University, 1997
B.E., Civil Engineering Department, Waseda University, 1983

Career Background

Visiting Fellow, JICA Research Institute (current JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development), 2018-present
Professor, Global Center for Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 2018-present
Director, JICA Research Institute, 2016-2018
Deputy-Director, JICA Research Institute, 2012-2016
Director General, East and Central Asia and the Caucasus Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2008-2012
Director General/Deputy Director General, Development Assistance Department II, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), 2005-2008
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, 2003-2005
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), 1999-2003
Served as Director, Development Assistance Department II; Director, Development Policy Research Division; and Director, Research Institute for Development and Finance.
Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund, Japan (OECF), 1983-1999
Served as Director, Sector Studies, Research Institute of Development Assistance (RIDA); Advisor, Coordination Department; and Representative, Beijing Representative Office.
Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 2014- 2017
Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Soka University, 2010-present

Major Publications

“China’s Foreign Aid: Entering a New Stage,” Asia-Pacific Review, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 91-111, 2018.
Estimating China’s Foreign Aid Using New Data: 2015-2016 Preliminary Figures—Contribution to AIIB significantly increased China’s aid volume. JICA Research Institute, 2018.
Sawada Y., Mahmud M., and Kitano N. (Eds) Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracle and Challenges. Springer, 2017.
A Note on Estimating China’s Foreign Aid Using New Data: 2015 Preliminary Figures. JICA Research Institute, 2017.
Estimating China's Foreign Aid II: 2014 Update. JICA-RI Working Paper No. 131, JICA Research Institute, 2016.
Kitano, N., and Y. Harada.: "Estimating China’s Foreign Aid 2001-2013," Journal of International Development, Vol. 28 No. 7, pp. 1050-74, 2016.
Kitano, N., and Y. Harada.: Estimating China’s Foreign Aid 2001-2013. JICA-RI Working Paper No. 78, JICA Research Institute, 2014.
"China's Foreign Aid at a Transitional Stage," Asian Economic Policy Review, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 301-17, 2014.
"Japanese Development Assistance to ASEAN Countries." (Eds) Shiraishi T. and Kojima T., ASEAN-Japan Relations. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014.
"The Impact of Economic Cooperation on Asian Countries: Focus on the Mekong Region and Central Asia," (Eds) Shimomura, Y. and Ohashi H., A Study of China's Foreign Aid. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
"Japanese Contribution in Supporting China's Reforms: A Study Based on ODA Loans," China Report, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 461-488, 2004.
"Analysis of Spatial Organization and Transportation Demand in an Expanding Urban Area: Sendai, Japan,1972-92," (Eds) Yusuf S., Evenett S. and Wu W., Facets of Globalization: International and Local Dimension of Development. World Bank, 2001.


Japan Society of Civil Engineers
City Planning Institute of Japan
Japan Society for International Development


Nairamdal (Friendship) Medal of Mongolia (2012)

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