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KATO Takaaki


Professor, Ph.D.
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology
University of Kitakyushu

Address: 1-1, Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0135, Japan
Email: tkato_at_kitakyu-u.ac.jp (Please replace "_at_" with "@".)

Updated on July 15, 2024

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Book chapters:

  1. Kato, T., Yanagihara, A., and Endo, A. (2018): Experience of disaster and recognition of local resources: A survey of a tsunami-damged town in Japan. in A. Endo and T. Oh (eds.) The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Human-Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire. Springer Nature Singapore, Singapore, pp. 195-207.
  2. Endo, A., Kumazawa, T., Burnett, K., Ishii, A., Tsurita, I., Wada, C. A., Kato, T., Yamada, M., Orencio, P. (2018): An Interdisciplinary Approach for Water-Energy-Food Nexus. in A. Endo and T. Oh (eds.) The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Human-Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire. Springer Nature Singapore, Singapore, pp. 289-299.
  3. Kato, T., and Nakamura, H. (2012): Japanese citizens' views on international environmental cooperation: A case study of Kitakyushu City. Proceedings of the Japan-Vietnam Joint Symposium on Sustainable Urban Environmental System, pp.21-24 (CD-ROM), International Leader Training Program for Sustainable Use of Water and Resources, The University of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan.

Referred papers:

  1. Hoang L. H. G., Kato, T., Taninobu, M., and Ito, S. (2024): Evaluating communication capability across diverse groups for disaster medicine: A time-tracking method for functional exercises. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 109, Article 104590, 1-13 (Corresponding author).
  2. Le, T. H., Pham, V. N., and Kato, T. (2024): Developing evaluation criteria for training fire students to enable new rescue roles in Vietnam. Journal of Disaster Research, 19(2), 411-419 (Corresponding author).
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  3. Zhou, Y., Gao, W., Kato, T., Yao, W., Shi, C., Wang, J., Fei, F. (2024) Investigating key factors influencing consumer plastic bag use reduction in Nanjing, China: A comprehensive SEM-ANN analysis, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 181, 395-406.
  4. Le, T. H., Pham, V. N., and Kato, T. (2023): Improving functional exercises based on experts' evaluation weights for emergency responses. Safety, 9(4), Article 92, 1-20 (Corresponding author).
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  5. Mai, N. C., Kato, T., Murae, F., and Hori, S. (2023): Climate change and disaster risk reduction education in primary schools: a case study in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam, EcoDesign2023 e-book proceedings (full-paper reviewed), Springer (accepted).
  6. Kato, T., Kajitani, M., and Ushifusa, Y. (2023): User preferences among households in hydrogen electricity storage using photovoltaic panels, The Electricity Journal, 36, Article 107286, 1-10 (Corresponding author).
  7. Le, T. H., Pham, V. N., and Kato, T. (2023): Practicing rescue plans of Vietnamese firefighters: Situation and solutions. Journal of Disaster Research, 18(4), 436-446 (Corresponding author).
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  8. Hoang L. H. G., and Kato, T. (2023): Use of Analytic Hierarchy Process and Four-Component Instructional Design for improving emergency response exercises. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 87, Article 103583, 1-15 (Corresponding author).
  9. Sun, M. and Kato, T. (2022): The effect of urban agriculture on water security: A spatial approach. Water, 14, Article 2529, 1-12 (corresponding author).
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  10. Kato, T.,Wang, J.-J., and Tsai, N.-Y. (2022): Elements of standard operating procedures and flexibility issues in emergency management: A Japan-Taiwan comparison. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 71, Article 102813, 1-14 (Corresponding author).
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  11. Hoang, T. H., Kato, T., and Hoang, Ha. (2022): Using household-scale biogas digesters as a tool for poverty alleviation in Central Vietnam. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 17(6), 4235-4252 (Corresponding author).
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  12. Okazaki, R., Satoh, K., Hasegawa, A., Matsuda, N., Kato, T., Kanda, R., Shimada, Y., Hayashi, T., Kohzaki, M., Mafune, K., and Mori, K. (2022): Contribution of radiation education in anxiety reduction among Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant workers: a cross sectional study using a text mining method. Journal of Radiation Research, 63(1), 44-50.
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  13. Kato, T. (2021): Sharing experience by residents of past disaster sites: Effects of time from disasters and types of experience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 61, Article 102390, 1-11 (Corresponding author).
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  14. Hoang, T. H., and Kato, T. (2021): Biogas production and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction due to use of biogas digesters in small farms in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 20(5), 1887-1894 (Corresponding author).
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  15. Sun, M. and Kato, T. (2021): Spatial-temporal analysis of urban water resource vulnerability in China. Ecological Indicators, 133, Article 108436, 1-14 (Corresponding author).
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  16. Endo, A., Yamada, M., Baba, K., Miyashita, Y., Sugimoto, R., Ishii, A., Nishijima, J., Fujii, M., Kato, T., Hamamoto, H., Kimura, M., Kumazawa, T., Masuhara, N., and Honda, H. (2021): Methodology for nexus approach towards sustainable use of geothermal hot spring resources. Frontiers in Water, 3, Article 713000, 1-21.
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  17. Satori, M., Kato, T., Gunawan, B., and Oemar, H. (2021): Circular economic model of integrated waste management: A case of existing waste management in populated urban area. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 16(3), 2049-2066.
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  18. Phan Hoang, T. T. and Kato, T. (2021): Measuring the impact of solid waste management workshop activities in elementary schools: A six-month case study in Da Nang city, Vietnam. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 20(3), 238-255 (Corresponding author).
  19. Yamato, H., Kato, T., Jiang, Y., Shimizu, D., Tomonaga, R., Fujimoto, T., and Yamamoto, N. (2020) Secondhand smoke from a veranda spreading to neighboring households. Short report, Journal of UOEH, 42(4), 335-338.
  20. Kato, T., Hoang, H., and Phan Hoang, T. T. (2020): Economic development and human ties in informal food waste recycling: A follow-up study in Da Nang, Vietnam. Waste Management & Research, 38(9), 1019-1027 (Corresponding author).
  21. Endo, A., Yamada, M., Miyashita, Y., Sugimoto, R., Ishii, A., Nishijima, J., Fujii, M., Kato, T., Hamamoto, H., Kimura, M., Kumazawa, T., Qi, J. (2020): Dynamics of water-energy-food nexus methodology, methods, and tools. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 13, 46-60.
  22. Kato, T. and Endo, A. (2020): Involving citizens in sharing disaster experiences across areas: An investigation into disaster-stricken communities and observing communities. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 42, Article 101378, 1-11 (Corresponding author).
  23. To, N. T., Kato, T., Imai, M., Taninobu, M., Kohriyama, K., and Ito, S. (2019): Developing a time-based evaluation method for functional exercises of emergency medical operations. Safety, 5(3), 49, 1-16 (Corresponding author).
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  24. Endo, A, Kumazawa,T., Kimura, M., Yamada, M., Kato, T., and Kozaki, K. (2018): Describing a target water-energy-food nexus domain world and visualizing a water-energy-food nexus system. Water, 10(9), 1245, 1-19.
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  25. To, N. T., and Kato, T. (2018): Characteristics and development of policy and institutional structures of emergency response in Vietnam. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, 729-741 (Corresponding author).
  26. Kato, T. and Endo, A. (2017): Contrasting two dimensions of disaster-induced water-shortage experiences: Water availability and access. Water, 9, 982, 1-16. (Corresponding author).
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  27. Nakamura, H., Umeki, H., and Kato, T. (2017): Importance of communication and knowledge of disasters in community-based disaster-prevention meetings. Safety Science, 99, Part B, 235-243.
  28. Kato, T., Tran, A. Q., and Hoang, H. (2017): Waste generation in traditional organized bazaars: A case study of organic waste sources in Da Nang City, Viet Nam. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 19(2), 977-987. (Corresponding author).
  29. To, N. T., and Kato, T. (2017): Solid waste generated from ships: A case study on ship-waste composition and garbage delivery attitudes at Haiphong ports, Vietnam. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 19(2), 988-998. (Corresponding author).
  30. Phan Hoang, T. T., and Kato, T. (2016): Measuring the effect of environmental education for sustainable development at elementary schools: A case study in Da Nang city, Vietnam. Sustainable Environment Research, 26(6), 274-286. (Corresponding author).
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  31. Kato, T., Tokuhara, A., Ushifusa, Y., Sakurai, A., Aramaki, K., and Maruyama, F. (2016): Consumer responses to critical peak pricing: Impacts of maximum electricity-saving behavior. The Electricity Journal, 29(2), 12-19. (Corresponding author).
  32. Nishikawa, M., Kato, T., Homma, T., and Takahara, S. (2016): Changes in risk perceptions before and after nuclear accidents: Evidence from Japan. Environmental Science and Policy, 55, Part 1, 11-19.
  33. Kato,T.,Takahara, S., and Homma, T. (2015): Investigating the gap between actual and perceived distance from a nuclear power plant: A case study in Japan. Journal of Disaster Research, 10(4), 627-634.
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  34. Nakamura, H., and Kato,T. (2015): Citizen participation in carbon offsetting: Potential of collaboration with local government. Sustainable Environment Research, 25(3), 177-183.
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  35. Kato,T.,Tran, A. Q., and Hoang, H. (2015): Factors affecting voluntary participation in food residue recycling: A case study in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Sustainable Environment Research, 25(2), 93-101. (Corresponding author).
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  36. Kato,T.,Himeshima, E., Hoang, H., Tran, V. Q., and Nakamura, H. (2014): Environmental information and propensity to help developing countries: An experimental survey of citizens in Kitakyushu, Japan. Sustainable Environment Research, 24(3), 161-171. (Corresponding author).
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  37. Kato, T., Takahara, S., Nishikawa, M., and Homma, T (2013): A case study of economic incentives and local citizens' attitudes toward hosting a nuclear power plant in Japan: Impacts of the Fukushima accident. Energy Policy, 59, 808-818 (Corresponding author).
  38. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T. (2013): Japanese citizens' preferences regarding voluntary carbon offsets: An experimental social survey of Yokohama and Kitakyushu. Environmental Science and Policy, 25, 1-12.
  39. Kato, T., Pham, T. X. D., Hoang, H. Xue, Y., and Tran, V. Q. (2012): Food residue recycling by swine breeders in a developing economy: A case study in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Waste Management, 32(12), 2431-2438.
  40. Kato, T., and Nakamura, H. (2011): Funding international intercity environmental cooperation through eco-point programs: Japanese citizensí attitudes toward donating eco-points. Environmental Science, 24(4), 341-352(in Japanese).
  41. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T. (2011): Climate change mitigation in developing countries through interregional collaboration by local governments: Japanese citizens' preference. Energy Policy, 39(7), 4337-4348. (Corresponding author).
  42. Kato, T., and Hidano, N. (2011): Can response time for contingent valuation be rationally explained by its factors? A climate policy evaluation. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 4(1), 23-31(in Japanese).
  43. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T. (2011): Japanese citizens' perspectives on municipal governments' international cooperation for the environment: Implications on international intercity collaboration on climate change. Environmental Science, 24(2), 59-102 (in Japanese).
  44. Saito, K., Kato, T., and Shimane, T. (2010): Traffic congestion and accident externality: A Japan-U.S. comparison. The Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 10(1), Article 14, 1-29.
  45. Hidano, N., and Kato, T. (2008): Determining variability of willingness to pay for Japanís anti-global warming policies: A comparison of contingent valuation surveys. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 9(4), 259-281. (Author names are listed in the alphabetical order.)
  46. Kato, T., Hatta, M., Nishikawa, M., and Matsumoto, S. (2007): Economic and financial benefits as a compensation for living near a nuclear power station: A case study of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station. Transactions of Atmic Energy Society of Japan, 6(4), 404-420 (in Japanese).
  47. Kato, T., and Hidano, N. (2007): Anchoring effects, survey conditions, and respondents' characteristics: Contingent valuation of uncertain environmental changes. Journal of Risk Research, 10(6), 773-792.
  48. Hidano, N., Kato, T., and Aritomi, M. (2005): Benefits of participating in contingent valuation mail surveys and their effects on respondent behavior: A panel analysis. Ecological Economics, 52(1), 63-80 (Corresponding author).
  49. Kato, T. (2003): Obtaining knowledge on different age groups from urban public places: Measuring the reliability of information sources. Proceedings of International Symposium on City Planning 2003, 167-174.

Referred conference papers:

  1. Kato, T., Ushifusa, Y., and Ishihara, T. (2024) Effects of social background on the results of randomized and controlled trials: A review of energy saving experiments. The 13th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), pp.1-15, August 26-27, 2024, Hsinchu, Taiwan (accepted for presentation).
  2. Yamate, K., Takechi, A., Akao, T., Savong, T., Tsujii, H., and Kato, T. (2023) Promoting the use of discarded dry cashew apples from Cambodia, EcoDesign 2023, pp.647-652, November 29 - December 1, 2023, Nara, Japan.
  3. Kato, T., Takeda, A., and Ushifusa, Y. (2022) User preferences in hydrogen electricity storage configurations: Update. The 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), pp.1-8, August 19-20, 2022, Ho Chi Minh City/online, Vietnam (online presentation).
  4. Kato, T., Kajitani, M., and Ushifusa, Y. (2021) User preferences in hydrogen electricity storage configurations. The 10th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), pp.1-8, August 20-21, 2021, Seoul National University/online, Korea (online presentation).
  5. Hoang, T. H., Kato, T., and Hoang, Ha. (2021) Evaluation of farmers' attitudes towards the environmental impact of biogas technology, usage satisfaction and future prospects of promoting household-scale biogas energy in central Vietnam. The 10th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), pp.1-10, August 20-21, 2021, Seoul National University/online, Korea (online presentation) .
  6. Sun, M., and Kato, T. (2021) Water allocation analysis under the integrated water resource management framework: A review. The 10th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), pp.1-10, August 20-21, 2021, Seoul National University/online, Korea (online presentation).
  7. Kato, T., and Ushifusa, Y. (2021) Maximum electricity-saving behavior and practical issues of randomized controlled trial. European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 26th Annual Conference, pp.1-23, June 23-25, Online,
  8. Sun, M., and Kato, T. (2020) City water resources vulnerability: the case of Jinan and Qingdao in Shandong Province, China. in F.K.S. Chan, H.K. Chan, T. Zhang, and M. Xu (eds) Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Resource Sustainability: Sustainable Urbanisation in the BRI Era (icRS Urbanisation 2020), Springer Nature Singapore, Singapore, pp.35-44. International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Sustainable Urbanisation in the BRI Era, December 13-15, 2020, Ningbo, China.
  9. Hoang, T. H., and Kato, T. (2020) Biogas production and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction due to use of biogas digesters in small farms in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. Virtual International Conference on Innovations in Water Resources and Waste Management, pp.1-14, December 3-4, 2020, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India (online presentation).
  10. Hoang, T. H., and Kato, T. (2019) Assessment of the current state of biogas digester use for livestock waste treatment: A case study in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. Proceedings of EcoDesign 2019 International Symposium, pp.310-314, November 25-27, 2019, PACIFICO Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan.
  11. Kato, T., and Ushifusa, Y. (2019) Maximum electricity saving behavior in a household critical peak pricing experiment: Changes observed over two summers. The 8th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), pp.1-11, August 2-4, 2019, Beijing Friendships Hotel, Beijing, China.
  12. Phan Hoang, T. T., and Kato, T. (2018) Development and promotion of solid waste management education in elementary schools using the Japanese model: Case study in Da Nang, Vietnam. The 10th Asia-Pacific Landfill Symposium (APLAS 2018), pp.53-62, November 24-26, 2018, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan.
  13. To, N. T., and Kato, T. (2018) Evaluating inter-organizational coordination in earthquake disaster recovery activities. The 7th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, ACEE0024, pp.1-6, November 22-25, Asia Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
  14. Kato, T., and Nakamura, Y. (2017) Recycling of plastic trays: Consumers' habits and acceptance of new recycling techniques. EcoDesign 2017, P6, pp.1-5, November 29 - December 1, 2017, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan (poster presentation).
  15. To, N. T., Nguyen, M. K., and Kato, T. (2017) Developing evaluation tools in functional exercise for emergency management: A case study in Haiphong, Vietnam. 16th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia, pp.1-8, November 26-28, 2017, Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan.
  16. To, N. T., Nguyen, M. K., and Kato, T. (2017) Designing emergency support functions for functional exercise: A case study in field of firefighting in Haiphong, Vietnam. 4th International Conference on Engineering and Technology Development, pp.1-8 October 25-28, 2017, Universitas Bandar Lampung, Indonesia.
  17. Ushifusa, Y., and Kato, T. (2017) Energy conservation habit formation after demand response: Field experiment The 7th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), pp.1-7, August 5-7, 2017, Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore.
  18. Kato, T., and Endo, A. (2016) Experience of water shortage and the value of a community-shared well: A survey of a tsunami damaged town in Japan The 6th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), pp.1-15, August 8-9, 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.
  19. Phan, H. T. T., and Kato, T. (2016) Measuring the effect of the solid waste education for sustainability at elementary schools in Da Nang city, Vietnam. Japan-Indonesia Network in Education for Sustainable Development (JIN-ESD) International Conference on Educational Technology for Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development, pp.1-17, March 17-18, 2016, Bandung, Indonesia.
  20. Kato, T., Tokuhara, A., Ushifusa, Y., Sakurai, A., Aramaki, K., Maruyama, F. (2015) The decision to leave the house: Impacts of dynamic electricity pricing. The 5th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), pp.1-12, August 5-7, 2015, Taipei.
  21. Ushifusa, Y., Kato, T., Sakurai, Iwano, K., A., Aramaki, K., Maruyama, F. (2015) Impacts of dynamic pricing on electricity bill and energy conservation. The 5th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), pp.1-13, August 5-7, 2015, Taipei.
  22. To, N. T., and Kato, T. (2015) A survey of ship-generated garbage quantities and composition in ports A case study in Haiphong, Vietnam. Sustainable Development Conference 2015, Conference Proceedings, pp.9-16, July 5-7, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.
  23. Himeshima, E., Haraguchi, K., Kato, T., Tran, A. Q., Hoang, H., and Tran, V. Q. (2013) A survey on safety of food residue feeding in Da Nang, Viet Nam. EcoDesign 2013, pp.1-4(USB flash drive), Dec. 4-6, 2013, Jeju, Korea.
  24. Kato T., Nakamura, H., and Hidano, N. (2013) Investigating response-order effects in an actual choice. European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 20th Annual Conference, pp.1-25, June 26-29, 2013, Toulouse, France,
  25. Kato T., Himeshima, E., Hoang, H., Tran, V. Q., and Nakamura, H. (2012) Bridging the gap of international intercity environmental cooperation: A Kitakyushu - Da Nang survey. Ecobalance 2012, D3-11, pp.1-2(CD-ROM), November 20-23, 2012, Yokohama, Japan.
  26. Kato T., Pham, T. X. D., Hoang, H., Xue, Y., and Tran, V. Q. (2012) Roles for pig farmers in food residue recycle in Danang, Vietnam. 2nd Congress of East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, pp.1-24(CD-ROM), February 2-4, 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.
  27. Vera Fernandez, J. A. G., and Kato T. (2012) Sustainable use of water for the exploitation of lithium from Salar de Uyuni. 2nd Congress of East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, pp.1-24(CD-ROM) February 2-4, 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.
  28. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T. (2010): Motivation of Japanese citizens to utilize international carbon crediting and individual offsetting: An experimental survey offering an actual offsetting opportunity. EcoBalance 2010, pp.1-4(CD-ROM) November 9-12, 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
  29. Kato, T. (2010): Effectiveness of the economic compensation for living near a nuclear power station: A comparison before and after a large earthquake shock. 1st Congress of East Asian Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, August 18-19, 2010, Sapporo, Japan.
  30. Chen, W.-K., and Kato, T. (2010): Investigating the WTP/WTA for an urban municipal waste incinerator in Northern Taiwan. 1st Congress of East Asian Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, August 18-19, 2010, Sapporo, Japan.
  31. Kato, T. (2009): Checking validity of stated WTA for living near a nuclear power station. Proceedings of The 4th East Asian Symposium on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Vol.1, Section 5, pp.1-19, March 2-4, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
  32. Kato, T., and Hidano, N. (2008): (Invited paper): Heterogeneity in perceived consequentiality and respondent effort for a contingent valuation survey. 2008 International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making: Proceedings. June 28, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, pp.187-206.
  33. Saito, K., Kato, T., and Shimane, T. (2007): Traffic congestion and accident externality: A Japan-U.S. comparison. Third Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Association (APEA) Conference, July 25-26, Hong Kong, China, pp.1-34.
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  34. Kato, T. (2006): Effectiveness of compensation for the risk of living near a nuclear power station: A natural experiment. Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists. July 3-7, Kyoto, Japan, pp.1-19.
  35. Kato, T. (2006): Effectiveness of compensation for the risk of living near a nuclear power station: A natural experiment. Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists. July 3-7, Kyoto, Japan, pp.1-19.
  36. Kato, T., and Hidano, N. (2006): Motives for answering behavior in contingent valuation: An experimental survey for evaluating the mitigation of global warming impacts. Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists. July 3-7, Kyoto, Japan, pp.1-36.
  37. Hidano, N., Kato, T., and Izumi, K. (2005): Reciprocity, consequentiality and willingness-to-pay in contingent valuation: An experimental panel analysis on climate changes. European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 14th Annual Conference, June 23-26, Bremen, Germany, pp.1-22.
  38. Hidano, N., and Kato, T. (2004): Economic evaluation of Japan's anti-global warming policies using multiple contingent valuation surveys. European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) 13th Annual Conference, June 25-28, Budapest, Hungary, pp.1-17.
  39. Hidano, N., and Kato, T. (2003): Economic evaluation of anti-global warming policies: A case study of Japan. Climate Policy after 2012 Workshop, November 17-18, 2003, Ghent University, Belgium, pp.1-21.

Referred conference presentations:

  1. Lin, Z., Kato, T., and Endo, A. (2024) Issues for recovering plastic debris from the ocean floor with fishermen: A study of fishermen's associations and municipal governments in Japan. 2024 International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS 2024), November 5-8, 2024, Bangkok, Thailand (accepted for presentation).
  2. Hoang, L. H. G., and Kato, T. (2023) Disaster risk reduction education with flood management in Vietnam. The 9th International Conference on Flood Management, February 19-20, 2023, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Japan (oral presentation).
  3. Liu, Z., Kato, T., and Futawatari, T. (2022) Perceived air quality, socio-economic characteristics, and willingness to pay for improved air quality by installing new energy buses. EcoBalance 2022, October 30-November 2, 2022, Fukuoka Convention Center, Japan (oral presentation).
  4. Yuan, B., Lin, Z., Kato, T., Akiba, Y., Mochida, M., and Wanaka, M. (2022) A follow-up study of the attitudes of middle school students toward composting and food waste. EcoBalance 2022, October 30-November 2, 2022, Fukuoka Convention Center, Japan (oral presentation).
  5. Lin, Z., and Kato, T. (2022) Effects of showing volunteer-related movies on children's voluntary attitudes and behavior. EcoBalance 2022, October 30-November 2, 2022, Fukuoka Convention Center, Japan (poster presentation).
  6. Le, T. H., and Kato, T. (2022) Recent wildfire impacts and countermeasures in Vietnam. 2022 International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS 2022), August 1-5, 2022, Online, (oral presentation).
  7. Ton, T. M. T., and Kato, T. (2022) Impacts of floods on Vietnamese economy and society from 1990 to 2019: An open data analysis. The 13th Dealing with Disasters Conference, June 9-10, 2022, Northumbria University/online, UK (oral presentation).
  8. Hoang, T. H., and Kato, T (2022) Biogas digester use by combining livestock waste with food waste to minimize GHGs emissions in Central Vietnam: An alternative to informal food waste recycling. The 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (3RINCs), March 14-18, 2022, online (oral presentation).
  9. Kato T. (2018) Factors of selecting areas in which to build emergency management capacity: A survey of Japanese municipal governments. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, December 2-6, 2018, New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, U.S.A. (oral presentation).
  10. Endo, A., Kumazawa, T., Yamada, M., and Kato, T. (2017) Designing and visualizing the water-energy-food nexus system. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, U.S.A. (oral presentation).
  11. Kato, T., Kohriyama, K., Ito, S., Aso, H., and Taninobu, M. (2016) Quantitative evaluation of organized disaster response capacity through functional exercises. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, December 11-15, 2016, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, U.S.A. (hybrid poster presentation).
  12. Kato, T., Aso H., Kimoto, T., Shoudai, S., Yamamuro, Y., Nakamura, A., Taninobu, M., Inada, K., Umeyama, G., Kurome, T., and Toratani, T. (2015) New evaluation model to improve the decision-making process of municipal governments for disaster management. World Congress on Risk, July 19-22, 2015, Singapore (oral presentation).
  13. Phan, H. T. T., and Kato, T. (2015) Measuring the effect of the environmental education to improve the education for sustainable development at elementary school in developing countries, case study in Da Nang city, Vietnam. World Environmental Education Congress, June 29-July 2, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden (oral presentation).
  14. Kato, T., Aso H., Kimoto, T., Shoudai, S., Yamamuro, Y., Nakamura, A., Taninobu, M., Inada, K., Umeyama, G., Kurome, T., and Toratani, T. (2015) Use of functional exercises: New evaluation model to improve the decision-making process of municipal governments for disaster management. Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience, January 15, 2015, The University of Tokyo, Japan (poster presentation).
  15. To, N. T., and Kato, T. (2014) An estimation of ship waste quantities at port: A case study in Haiphong, Vietnam. EcoBalance 2014, October 27-30, 2014, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Japan (poster presentation).
  16. Kato, T. (2014) Local attitudes toward economic incentives for hosting a nuclear power plant: Housing location and impact of the Fukushima accident. 2014 Society for Risk Analysis - Asia Conference, August 20-23, 2014, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (poster presentation).
  17. Phan, H. T. T., and Kato, T. (2014) Evaluation of the environmental education at elementary schools in Da Nang City, Viet Nam. The Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, June 12-15, 2014, Osaka, Japan (oral presentation).

Keynote speech, invited presentations:

  1. Kato, T. (2023) Understanding people's responses to environmental policy and social change. Guest lecture, March 15, 2023, Universitas Islam Bandung (Unisba), Bandung, Indonesia.
  2. Kato, T. (2021) Sharing experience by the residents of past disaster sites. The 7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Interdisciplinary Research, October 26, 2021, Universitas Lampug, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia (online presentation).
  3. Kato, T. (2021) Sharing experience by the residents of past disaster sites: Earthquake and tsunami in Japan. International Conference on Sustainability Management 2021, April 27, 2021, Krirk University, Bangkok, Thailand (online presentation).
  4. Kato, T. (2020) Development and implementation of cross-linkage exercises for emergency management in Vietnam. The Role of the Fire Police Force in Response to Non-Traditional Security Threats, June 2020 (participation by video letter), The University of Fire Prevention and Fighting, Ministry of Public Security, Hanoi, Vietnam. Proceedings of International Conference, 1475-1496. People's Republic Security Publishing House.
  5. Kato, T. (2017): International cooperation and protecting the environment with citizens in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian Environmental Forum 2017,July 15, 2017, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Other papers/presentations:

  1. Le T. H., and Kato T. (2021) Improved method of designing and practicing emergency response exercises for firefighters in Vietnam. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, December 5-9, 2021, Online, U.S.A.(poster presentation)
  2. Hoang L. H. G., and Kato T. (2021) Optimizing textbooks for emergency response exercises using an AHP-based model. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, December 5-9, 2021, Online, U.S.A.(poster presentation)
  3. Nguyen, T. N. Q. and Kato, T. (2019): The waste management and recycling technology in Kitakyushu City, towards a Green Growth City. Knowledge Exchange by Young Scholars (KEYS 2019), December 2-4, 2019, Universite de Paris, France (oral presentation).
  4. Aagah, M. and Kato, T. (2017): Waste generation and citizen's attitude toward waste management in Kabul city, Afghanistan. 28th Annual Conference of Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management, September 6-8, 2017, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (poster presentation).
  5. Kato T. (2017): Economic and cultural transition and food waste recycling. Asian WEF Nexus Workshop, July 12-13, 2017, I Hotel, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.
  6. Kato T., and Ushifusa Y. (2017): Maximum electricity saving behavior in a dynamic pricing experiment. 2017 Japan Taiwan International Symposium on Envrironmental Science, Technology and Management, March 30, 2017, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, p.6.
  7. Kato,T., Dewancker, B., Haraguchi, A., Inoue, K., Kawano, T., Kido, M., Minami, H., Nakatake, S., Okuyama, Y., Uezu, K., and Yasui, H.(2017): R & D Center for Fire and Environmental Safety. 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction, March 19-21, 2017, Kyoto University, Japan (poster presentation).
  8. Kato T., and Endo A. (2017): Experience of water shortage and the value of a community-shared well in a tsunami damaged town. Belmont Forum Asia Food-Energy-Water Nexus Scoping Workshop, February 20-22, 2017, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Science and Technology Building, Taipei, Taiwan.
  9. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T. (2013): Perception effects of local government subsidies: The case of international carbon offsetting by citizens in Kitakyushu, Japan. IGES Discussion Paper, GC-2012-03, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), pp.1-24.
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  10. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T. (2012): Japanese citizens' views on using voluntary carbon offsets for collaboration with developing countries: An experimental social survey of Yokohama and Kitakyushu. IGES Discussion Paper, GC-2011-01, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), pp.1-22.
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  11. Kato, T.(2011): Japanese citizensí attitudes toward nuclear power before the Fukushima accident. 2011 Taiwan-Japan International Symposium on Environmental Science, Technology and Management, pp.69-73, September 19, 2010, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan.
  12. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T.(2010): Japanese citizen's views on international intercity environmental cooperation: A comparison of Kitakyushu and Yokohama. Proceedings of the Japan-Vietnam Joint Symposium on Sustainable Urban Environmental System, pp.106-114, September 24, 2010, Da Nang University of Technology, Vietnam.
  13. Nakamura, H., and Kato, T.(2010): Citizen's attitudes towards international intercity environmental cooperation. Proceedings of the Japan-Taiwan Bilateral Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology, pp.21-22, September 1-2, 2010, Kitakyushu Science and Research Park, Japan.
  14. Kato. T., Okano, K., Hiwatari, R., and Ogawa, Y. (2009): Evaluating energy technologies: A methodological development in measuring public perceptions on accident fatalities. Taiwan-Japan Bilateral Environmental Technology Interchange Symposium, Sep 21-25, 2010, National Taipei University of Technology, National Cheng Kung University.
  15. Hidano, N., and Kato T. (2007): Economic evaluation of anti-global warming policies: Determining variability of WTP values. Discussion Paper 07-02, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, pp.1-37.
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  16. Hidano, N., Kato, T., and Izumi, K. (2005): Does reciprocity matter in contingent valuation survey? An experimental analysis on climate changes. 6th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, June 14-17, Lisbon, Portugal, pp.1-15.
  17. Kato T., and Hidano, N. (2004): Reliability of people's responses to Japan's anti-global warming policies. Sharing Experience of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment and Management in Asia/Pacific Region: International Joint Conference on Risk Assessment and Management, Ewha Womans University Seoul, pp.103-104.
  18. Kato, T. and Hidano, N.(2002): An empirical comparison between tax payment and donation in a contingent valuation survey: Value of preserving the Satsunai River, Japan. Discussion Paper 02-04, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, pp.1-16.
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  19. Hidano, N. and Kato, T.(2002): Payment schedules of contingent valuation and willingness to pay: Value of Preserving historical fishing villages. Discussion Paper 02-05, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, pp.1-18.
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Doctoral dissertations by former students

Main lecture courses

International Leader Training Program for Sustainable Use of Water and Resources (SUW)

This is a graduate level educational program of the University of Kitakyushu. I am a vice leader of this program and making every effort to further enhance the program.

Some results from our stated preference surveys


Other research summary: Graduate Programs in Environmental Systems, University of Kitakyushu