Tatsuyoshi Saijo

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Jul 9, 2019 at 11:07
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Ph.D. (Minnesota)
Other affiliation
Research Institute for Future Design, Kochitech, Founding Director


We say that an individual exhibits futurability when (s)he experiences an increase in happiness as a result of deciding and acting to forego current benefits as long as it enriches future generations (Saijo, ed., Future Design, forthcoming from Springer). Parents can reduce their own foods and make them happy by giving the parts to their children. The fundamental question is whether we can extend this concept to future generations without being related to blood.

Even if we have futurability, it is not easy to activate it. Is it possible to build or design lifeworlds or society, that strengthens sociality and weakens contrast, impulse, and optimism? Is it possible to change market and democracy toward futurability? This line of research is called Future Design.

Published Papers

Time Preferences of Food Producers: Does 'Cultivate and Grow' Matter?
Yayan Hernuryadin, Koji Kotani & Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Land Economics      2019   [Refereed]
K. Hara, R. Yoshioka, M. Kuroda, S. Kurimoto and T. Saijo
Sustainability Science      [Refereed]
J. Konow, T. Saijo, K. Akai
Journal of Economic Psychology      [Refereed]
Future Design
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Laslier, Moulin, Sanver, Zwicker (Eds.), Future of Economic Design: The Continuing Development of a Field as Envisioned by Its Researchers, Springer      2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Second Thoughts of Social Dilemma in Mechanism Design
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Walter Trockel ed, Social Design: Essays in Memory of Leonid Hurwicz, Springer Nature.   157-171   Jun 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Jingchao Zhang, Koji Kotani, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Energy Economics   78 81-90   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Yoshinori Nakagawa, Koji Kotani, Mika Matsumoto, and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Futures   105 40-53   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Junyi Shen, Takako Nakashima, Izumi Karasawa, Taturo Furui, Kenichiro Morishige, and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
International Journal of Health Planning and Management   33(4) 890-901   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Jingchao Zhang, Koji Kotani and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Energy Policy   117 75-85   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Future Design: Designing Sustainable Future Societies
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
(49) 168-173   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Future Design (in Japanese)
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
   Feb 2018   [Invited]
Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Takehiko Masuda, and Takafumi Yamakawa
Social Choice and Welfare   51 65-77   2018   [Refereed]
Jun Feng, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Junyi Shen, Xiangdong Qin
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics   72 67-77   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Junyi Shen
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics   72 1-8   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Shibly Shahrier, Koji Kotani & Tatsuyoshi Saijo
   Jan 2018   [Invited]
Saijo, T., Y. Kobayashi and J. Feng
International Journal of the Commons   11(2) 597-620   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
S. Shahrier, K. Kotani and T. Saijo
Sustainability Science   12(6) 957-967   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Kamijo, Y., Komiya, A., Mifune, N., & Saijo, T.
Sustainability Science   12 409-420   2017   [Refereed]
Future Design ‒ Evidence and Insights from Participatory Deliberation (in Japanese)
Keishiro Hara and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment   40(A)(4) 112-116   Apr 2017   [Invited]
Future Design (in Japanese)
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Economic Review   68(1) 33-46   Jan 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
John Lynham, Kohei Nitta, Tatsuyoshi Saijo and Nori Tarui
Energy Economics   54(2) 173-181   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Katerina Sherstyuk, Nori Tarui, Majah-Leah V. Ravago and Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists   3(2) 247-281   Jun 2016   [Refereed]


Sputnik News      Jun 2019
Tatsuyoshi Saijo
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