Associate Professor Kentaka Aruga gained his PhD from the University of Rhode Island in 2010. Since then, he has worked in several research positions, before beginning his current role as Associate Professor at Saitama University. Here he teaches modules on environmental and natural resource economics. His research interests include Agricultural Economics, Non-renewable resources, Fisheries Economics, Energy Economics, and Time Series Econometrics. He has authored or co-authored over 30 journal papers, over five book chapters, and three books.