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