Tateo Arimoto is a Professor and Deputy Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and also Principal Fellow at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Vice Director General, International Institute for Advanced Studies.
He served as Director General of Science & Technology Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Education and Science and held the position of Executive Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet office. He has played an active role in public policy making and implementation in the area of science, technology and innovation in Japan and is a major promoter of science of STI policy with multidisciplinary approach.
He has been a co-chair person of the OECD study projects on “Scientific advice”, “Research funding system” and “Transdisciplinary research”. He is a member of the program committee of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the special committee of Science Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and United Nations STI Forum for Sustainable Development Goals.
He has published several books and numerous papers and given many invited lectures in quality journals and international conferences such as OECD, INGSA, APEC, EU, WSF, STS Forum and AAAS; “Rebuilding Public Trust in Science for Policy Making” (by T. Arimoto and Y. Sato, Science, vol.337, pp1176-1177, 2012),“Building the Foundations for Scientific Advice in the International Context”(by T.Arimoto et al.,Science and Diplomacy, vol.3 No.3, September 2014), “UNESCO Science Report – Towards 2030”, Japan Chapter” (by Y. Sato, and T.Arimoto, November 2015),“Five years after Fukushima: scientific advice in Japan” (by Y.Sato and T.Arimoto, Palgrave Communications,2016).“Bridging science and government-Growing pains at the science-policy interface” by T.Arimoto, Y.Sato and K.Matsuo, Angle Journal, 27 March 2017) “Science in a changing world” by T.Arimoto, Physics World, Institute of Physics, IOP Publishing, 2018