- S. Kato, T. Nakanishi, B. Ahsan, and H. Shimauchi. 2021. “Time-series topic analysis using singular spectrum transformation for detecting political business cycles.” Journal of Cloud Computing 10-21. Springer.
- S. Kato, B. Ahsan, and S. Ibaragi. 2021. “Forecasting Japanese elections by applying ensemble learning methods.” TKFD Working Paper Series. 20-05. Originally accepted and presented at the annual meeting (2020), American Political Science Association (APSA).
- Kato, Sota 2021. “How to Correct the Unusual and Critical Relationship between the Bureaucracy and Politics: Analysis and Proposals for an Ideal ‘Government-Political Relationship’,” Ronza (RONZA) (Web). Asahi Shimbun.
- S. Kato and I. Yoshimoto. 2020. “Why did Abe’s popularity fall during pandemic?” East Asia Forum Quarterly. 21-3. Australian National University.
- S. Kato. 2020. “Political economic transition and output loss: Evidence from Japanese Political Economy 1990-2005.” TKFD Working Paper Series. 20-04. Originally accepted and presented at the annual meeting (2019), Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA).
- Kato, Sota 2020. “Why did the Abe administration’s approval rating fall: Analysis of data on the support of heads of state for the Corona disaster,” Chuokoron September issue. Chuokoron.
- S. Kato, T. Nakanishi, H. Shimauchi, and B. Ahsan. 2019. “Topic variation detection method for detecting political business cycles. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT ’19).” ACM, New York, NY, USA, 85-93.
- The Best Paper Award Candidate: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT ’19). Auckland New Zealand, 2019.
- The Best Paper Award: The 24th Annual Meeting, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics（SASE）. Cambridge, USA. 2012.
- The First Obutsu Jiro Prize for Encouragement of Debate (2002, Asahi Shimbun)
- 43rd Nikkei Economic Book Culture Award (2001, Japan Center for Economic Research, Nikkei Inc.
- Honors, Harvard Business School (1999)
L.L.B., University of Tokyo, 1991
M.B.A., with honors, Harvard Business School, 1999
Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Michigan, 2011
1991 Joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
1997 Deputy Director, International Economic Division (MITI)
2001 Deputy Director, International Economic Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)
2004 Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
2005 Professor, International University of Japan
2007 Senior Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation
2008 Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
2011 Senior Fellow, Canon Institute for Global Studies
2017 Research Director, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
2020 Visiting Professor, International University of Japan