Jun Saito, Biography

Jun Saito is CEO and President, J Prep, a Tokyo-based English Language School for Japanese high school students seeking college education abroad. The school, previously known as Logos, was founded in 2012 and is a pioneer for transforming English education in Japan by building both strong linguistic and intellectual foundations.
Until March 2012, Saito was Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. Before joining the Yale faculty in 2008, he taught at Wesleyan University and Franklin and Marshall College. He also received his Ph. D. in Political Science at Yale.
His academic research focuses on the institutional determinants of representation and redistribution. In particular, he is interested in how choices of constitutional structures and electoral institutions translate into redistributive consequences. At Yale, he taught courses on Japanese politics, international relations and the comparative political economy of East Asia. He plans to teach similar courses at J Prep in the future. He was once a member of the Japanese House of Representatives (2002-2003).
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