JICA Ogata Research Institute



Executive Senior Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

MA (History), Keio Graduate School of Letters, Tokyo, March 1992
BA (History), Faculty of Letters, Keio University, Tokyo, March 1990

Career Background

Senior Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute (current JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development), May 2016-present
Senior Representative, JICA Syria and Jordan Office, February 2012-
Deputy Director, Office for Gender Equality and Poverty Reduction, Infrastructure and Peace Building Department, JICA, April 2008-
Program Officer, Yokohama International Center, JICA, October 2005-
Program Officer, Grant Aid Department, JICA, October 2002-
Program Officer, Africa, Middle East and Europe Department, JICA, May 2000-
Program Officer, Social Development Study Department, JICA, October 1998-
Assistant Resident Representative, JICA Syria Office, September 1995-
Program Officer, Agriculture Development Department, JICA, April 1992-

Major Publications

Ako MUTO, “Variations to Humanitarian and Development Assistance during Conflict: A Case Study Analysis of Assistance Provided to Syria”, The United nations Studies, Number 20, 2019、pp. 193-213. (in Japanese)

Yoichi Mine, Oscar A. Gómez and Ako Muto, “Human Security in East Asia: Assembling a Puzzle”, Chapter 1, in Yoichi Mine, Oscar A. Gómez and Ako Muto eds., Human Security Norms in East Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 1-22.

Ako Muto and Yoichi Mine, “The Way Forward: The Power of Diversity”, Chapter 14, in ditto, pp.295-309.

Carolina G. Hernandez, Eun Mee Kim, Ren Xiao, Yoichi Mine and Ako Muto, “Conclusion: Ownership and Collaboration for Human Security in East Asia”, Chapter 13, in Carolina G. Hernandez, Eun Mee Kim, Ren Xiao, Yoichi Mine eds., Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 271-287.

Ako Muto and Sachiko Ishikawa, “Japanese contributions to peacebuilding, development, and human security in Southeast Asia”, Chapter 4, in Brendan Howe ed., Regional Cooperation for Peace and Development: Japan and South Korea in Southeast Asia, Routledge, 2019, pp. 71-95.

Ako MUTO, “The meaning and problem of resilience-based international assistance to a country under the influence of conflict - the case of assistance to Syria”, Journal of Global Studies Vol.8, 2017, pp. 161-175. (in Japanese)

Oscar A. Gómez, Ako Muto and Sachiko G. Kamidohzono, “Sharing the journey: the way ahead for human development and human security frameworks”, Background paper for Human Development Report 2016, United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report Office, 2016.


Japan Association for United Nations Studies, Japan Association for Human Security Studies

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