Ph.D (International Studies), The University of Tokyo, March 1998
MPP, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, June 1994
BA (Anthropology), The University of Tokyo, March 1992
2015 (Feb) to 2016 (June) Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
2014 (Sep) to present, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
2014 (Jan) to 2014 (June), Visiting Associate Professor, East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University
2010 (Sep) to 2011(Jun), Democracy and Development Fellow, Princeton University & Fulbright Scholar
2009 (Apr) to 2014 (Aug), Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
Major PublicationsSato, J. Social “Resilience in Post-Tsunami Japan,” In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 22. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 570–575, 2015.
T. Dina and J. Sato, “The Cost of Dividing the Commons: Overlapping Property Systems in Tonle Sap, Cambodia,” International Journal of Commons Vol 9, No.1, pp.261-280, 2015.
T. Dina and J. Sato. “Is Fishery Access Better for the Poor? Explaining De-Territorialisation of the Tonle Sap, Cambodia,” (with Thol Dina) Journal of Development Studies, Vol.50, No. 7, pp. 962-976, 2014.
Sato, J. “Resource Politics in State-Society Relations: Why certain states are more inclusive than others?” Comparative Studies in Society and History Vol.56, No.3, pp. 746-777, 2014.
Sato, J. et al. “‘Emerging Donors’from a Recipient Perspective: Institutional Analysis of Foreign Aid in Cambodia,” World Development Vol.39, No.12, pp. 2091-2104, 2011.
Sato, J. "Matching Goods and People: Aid and Human Security After the 2004 Tsunami," Development in Practice, Vol.20, No.1, pp. 70-84, 2010.
Japan Society for International Development, Japan Association for Asian Studies, Association for Asian Studies
2014 (Jan) Japan Academy Medal by the Japan Academy 2013 (Dec) JSPS-Prize by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 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 (Sep) - 2010 (Aug) Fulbright Fellowship Award