SABURI Masataka

SABURI Masataka

SABURI Masataka

Director of PR Strategy

Research Coordinator (Policy History)
Special Advisor to the Minister, METI

Activities at RIETI


Innovation Policy, Social Medicine (How to solve social problems)

Research Projects


1991 Bachelor of Economics, Kyoto University


2017 Director, Internatonal Peace and Security Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
2016 Director, International Program Departnment, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
2014 Director for Evaluation and Inspection, Administrative Evaluation Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
2012 Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University
2010 Director, Flower Industry Promotion Office, Production Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
2009 Director, Information and International Policy Office, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2008 Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Policy Bureau, METI
2006 Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Tohoku University
1991 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, current METI)

Selected Publications and Papers

White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2009, Tokyo: Niikei Press, 2009 (Editor in chief)
Economics of "Career Changing," Tokyo: Toyo-Keizai Press, 2001 (co-edited with Takenori Inoki, et al.)

Working Papers
"Construction of Eco-system for NTBFs to Thrive, Grow and Agglomerate," RIETI Discussion Paper 10-J-024, 2010 (co-edited with Akio Nishizawa, et al.)

Papers Published in Refereed Journals
"Gregariousness of New Technology Based Firms and Entrepreneurial Activities," Venture Review: 2010: No. 17, Article 1.
"The Role of University Start-ups in the field of Microelectronics," Microelectronics Forum: 2009, Article 7.