Jin Sato is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. He is a visiting associate professor at East Asian Studies Department of Princeton University (2014), and previously affiliated with the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale (1998-99), and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (2010-11) as visiting fellow. His recent publications include an edited volume, Governance of Natural Resources: Uncovering the Social Purpose of Materials in Nature (United Nations University Press, 2013) and a co-edited book, The Rise of Asian Donors: Japan’s Impact on the Evolution of Emerging Donors (Routledge, 2012). In addition to the two single authored books in Japanese, he has numerous publications in journals such as Comparative Studies in Society and History, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Development and Change, and Sustainability Science on foreign aid and natural resource politics in Asia. He won the Japan Academy Medal in the field of humanities and social sciences for the year 2013.