Gento Kato

Ph.D. Candidate at Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis


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Welcome to my website! I am Gento Kato, a Political Science Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis. I am originally from Kobe, the port city located in west Japan. I received my B.A. in Politics from International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan in 2012, and got my M.A. in Political Science from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 2015. My specialties are Political Behavior (American and Japanese Politics), Political Psychology, Formal Modelling, and Quantitative Methodologies. with particular interest in voting and political decisions under low level of information. My works have been published at Political Research Quarterly and Japanese Journal of Political Science.


Kohno, Masaru, Gabriella R. Montinola, Matthew S. Winters, and Gento Kato (2020) “Donor Competition and Public Support for Foreign Aid Sanctions,” Political Research Quarterly. Extra Material: Replication Files

Collet, Christian and Gento Kato (2014) “Does NHK Make You Smarter (and Super News Make You ‘Softer’)? An Examination of Japanese Political Knowledge and the Potential Influence of TV News,” Japanese Journal of Political Science, 15(01), 23-50. Extra Material: Online Appendix

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