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Yokohama National University
Faculty of Urban Innovation Department of Urban Innovation
Job title
Associate Professor
Doctor(California Institute of Integral Studies), Master(University of Wales)
Research funding number


My main research interest is how to assist processes of pursuits of well-being of the poor in developing countries. Main specializations are Development Policy, International Cooperation, Development Anthropology and Latin America.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Assisatant Professor, Department of Foreign Language, Bunkyo Gakuin University
Apr 2010
Mar 2014
Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
Jun 2007
Mar 2010
Japan Bank for International Cooperation/Japan International Cooperation Agency
Oct 2005
May 2007
Junior Program Officer, Department of Mother and Child Health, UNICEF-Pakistan
Oct 2002
Dec 2004
Long-term Expert (Nicaragua, Participatory Development), Japan International Cooperation Agency


Aug 1999
May 2005
Social and Cultural Anthropology, Humanities, California Institute of Integral Studies
Oct 1995
Mar 1998
Centre for Development Studies, University of Swansea, Wales
Apr 1991
Mar 1995
Department of International and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science, Tsuda College

Published Papers

Toward "De-brainization" of Development Studies : A Comparative Study of Two World Development Reports
Journal of international development studies   24(2) 7-20   May 2016   [Refereed]
Empowerment through Enhancing Agency:Bridging Practice and Theory through Crystallizing Wisdom of a Third-Country Expert
Mine Sato
Working Paper, JICA RI Institute.   1-40   May 2016   [Refereed]
Mine Sato
Development in Practice   24(7) 840-853   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Promoting Gender Equality by Facilitating Women's Collective Problem Solving Capacity Development: Japanese Experience with Post-War Life Improvement Program and Its Application to Contemporary Developing Countries
Mine Sato
Background paper for the World Development Report   1-23   Sep 2011
Gender Needs of Female Healthcare Providers in Pakistan: A Critical and Conceptual Review
Mine Sato
Beyond the Difference: Repositioning Gender and Development in Asian and Pacific Context   (32) 99-108   Mar 2008   [Refereed]


HIV Prevention Strategy for Young People in Pakistan
1-30   Jun 2006
Guia Metodologia Teatral de Adolesentes
1-42   Aug 2004
Memoria de Taller Conocimiento Basico de IEC Para Adolescentes
(1-42)    Jul 2003

Conference Activities & Talks

Enhancing Agency through a Narrative-Based Empowerment Program
Mine Sato
2016 Annual HDCA Conference at Hitotsubashi University (Thematic Session)   3 Sep 2016   
Empowerment as Enhancing Agency :Bridging Practices and Theories through Crystallizing a Development Project
Mine Sato
2015 Annual HDCA Conferences (at George Town University, Thematic Session)   12 Sep 2015   
Developmental-ism or Women's Liberation?: Problematization of Teenage Pregnancy in Nicaragua
Mine Sato
19 Jun 2005   
What Can Japanese ODA do for Poverty Alleviation?
Mine Sato
28th Third World Conference   29 Mar 2002   
Towards Context Relevancy: The Experience of Community Development in Nicaragua
Mine Sato
61st Annual Meeting for Society for Applied Anthropology   29 Mar 2001