Central Asian regional studies (Especially: International Relationships, Development, Water resource management)
Dr. Ryota Saito is a Research Fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, an independent policy research organization in Tokyo, Japan. He received a Ph.D from the Graduate School of humanities and social sciences of University of Tsukuba in 2018 March, and from 2016 April to 2018 May his research project was granted by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (or Gakushin, research fellow DC2). From 2018 May to 2020 September he served at the embassy of Japan in Kyrgyz republic as an attaché (Department of political, economic and development affairs). He was awarded by Akino Yutaka Eurasia Foundation in 2013 (15th Akino Yutaka award), and spent more than three years in Uzbekistan as an exchange student, visiting fellow or internship.