Takuto Sakamoto

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Apr 25, 2017 at 12:55
 
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Name
Takuto Sakamoto
E-mail
sakamotohsp.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL
https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/search/?qm=40456182
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Section
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D(University of Tokyo)
ORCID ID
0000-0002-7027-5849

Profile

Originally as a student of international relations, I have been studying different political dynamics observed in Africa, especially its northeastern region: state integration and disintegration; domestic armed conflict and its international ramifications; and emerging regional inter-state cooperation. Recently I have also started visiting several places in the region as well as in Mongolia for the purpose of studying nomadic pastoralists. My focus here is on rapidly changing social and ecological circumstances such as land tenure transformation and climate change, which can significantly affect the sustainability of pastoral livelihoods in those arid areas. Most of these studies benefit from the growing availability of various computational tools such as agent-based simulation and satellite image analysis. I have keen interests in applying these and other computational tools to wider social phenomena, not just those in the domain of international relations.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Nov 2016
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Nov 2014
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Oct 2015
Visiting Scientist, ETH Zürich
 
Apr 2014
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Oct 2016
Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
 
Nov 2010
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Mar 2014
Research Associate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2010
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Nov 2010
Project Lecturer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
 

Published Papers

 
Joeri Smits, Yibekal Tessera, Takuto Sakamoto, Richard Schodde
UNU-WIDER Working Paper   (2016/046) 1-35   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Takuto Sakamoto
PLoS ONE   11(3)    Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Takuto Sakamoto
Journal of Management and Sustainability   6(1) 59-75   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Takuto Sakamoto
CDR Quarterly   8 28-58   2013   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Takuto Sakamoto, Lloyd Sanders, and Nobu Inazumi
bioRxiv   055905 1-17   May 2016
Takuto Sakamoto and Mitsugi Endo
SSRN Working Paper   1-33   May 2016
Takuto Sakamoto
SSRN Working Paper   1-27   Dec 2015
Takuto Sakamoto
Working Paper Series: Study on Artificial Societies   47 1-22   Apr 2015