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JISPA seminar: "the Euro Area Crisis: its Reasons and the Perspectives for its Resolution", April 15, 2015

vol 9. June 2015

This JISPA newsletter brings you up-to-date information on JISPA events as well as featured alumni and scholars. JISPA provides scholarships for junior government officials of key economic agencies in Asia and the Pacific who wish to undertake graduate studies in related fields at universities in Japan.

This 9th issue of the newsletter features an interview with Mr. Thai Saphear, Deputy Secretary General of the National Bank of Cambodia, as a successful alumnus to illustrate his career path. An interview with a current scholar Mr. Munkhbayar Purevdorj from the National Bank of Mongolia is also featured. The JISPA activities during March-May, 2015, are introduced in the "JISPA Today".


Prof. Pompeo Della Posta (right) JISPA Seminar: On April 15, 2015, the JISPA seminar entitled "the Euro Area Crisis: its Reasons and the Perspectives for its Resolution" was delivered by Prof. Pompeo Della Posta, the University of Pisa and Yokohama National University. The JISPA scholars and representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Finance participated in the seminar. Please read a scholar’s comment on this seminar:
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Alumni News

The JISPA provided me with three valuable assets: knowledge of the changing world, networking, and friends from across the region. I truly benefited a lot in terms of technical competence and genteel skills from this program and have been able to contribute to policy development in Cambodia.

Mr. Thai SaphearMr. Thai Saphear has been working as the Deputy Secretary General of the National Bank of Cambodia. He was a 2001-03 scholar, and graduated from Yokohama National University. Here is an interview with Mr. Thai Saphear. Read More

Current Scholar

Experiencing the Japanese way of living, I have realized that being polite goes beyond simply smiling at each other. For the Japanese, it is the meaning of respect, "putting other people first".

Mr. Munkhbayar PurevdorjMr. Munkhbayar Purevdorj, a 2014-16 JISPA scholar studying at Hitotsubashi University is from the National Bank of Mongolia. He likes travelling and playing chess. Read More

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Hitotsubashi-OAP Joint Seminar :"Inequality: What has been happening, why does it matter, and what can be done?"
March 12-13, 2015


Jun 9
OAP Seminar: "Afghanistan: Reforms to Build Self Reliance and Prosperity"
Jun 23
JISPA Thesis Presentation
Jun 23
JISPA Farewell Reception
Jul 13-
Orientation Program
Late August
OAP Staff Visit to the Orientation Program

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