Academic Staff-Setsuya Sato(佐藤 節也)


Setsuya Sato
佐藤 節也

Professor (Department of Global Innovation Studies)



-Research Field-

Globalization, Global Communication, Negotiation Theory and Practice



- Subjects -

Contemporary Global Issues and Japan
Negotiation Theory, Skills & Practices
Multinational Corporations and the Global System


- Message to Students -

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path and that will make all the difference.”
-       Steve Jobs (former CEO, Apple Inc.)




- Brief History -

Previously, he was Professor, Department of English Communication, Faculty of Letters (2014 - 2017). His prior work experiences include GE (General Electric) Japan (2009-2014), UBS Securities Japan (2007-2009) and the Bank of Japan (1975 - 2002). He has extensive overseas work experiences at multi-national financial institutions, including the Bank for International Settlements (1999 - 2002) and the World Bank (1993 to 1997).


He holds B.A. in Economics from Tokyo University (1975) and M. Phil. in Economics from Oxford University (1980). He is also a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. He is the author of numerous books and articles on corporate restructuring, payment and clearing systems, electronic money and e-finance, in both English and Japanese. He was born in Tokyo in 1952.

He has been serving as a Member of the Investment Advisory Committee, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) since 2014.