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RIETI BBL Seminar: World Economic Outlook―Too Slow for Too Long

WEO Seminar Series

Speaker: Kenichiro Kashiwase, OAP Economist

WEO April 2016

May 20, 2016
Tokyo, Japan


Building on Asia’s Strengths in Turbulent Times

OAP Economic Issues Seminar Series

Speaker: Ranil Salgado, Chief of the Regional Studies Division, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF


May 10, 2016
Tokyo, Japan


5th OAP Coffee Hour (Japanese Talk Event)

OAP Coffee Hour

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March 8, 2016
Tokyo, Japan


Asagaku Navi
Super Business Forum

Recruitment Seminar

Event Website

March 8, 2016
Tokyo, Japan


Advances and Challenges in Regional Integration

IMF Seminar

Jointly organized by Hitotsubashi University and the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Seminar Website

March 3-4, 2016
Tokyo, Japan


Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects for Low Income Developing Countries

OAP Economic Issues Seminar Series

Speaker: Sean Nolan, Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, IMF


February 23, 2016
Tokyo, Japan


International Capital Markets Conference 2015
Building Regional Capital Markets: Global Experiences; GMS Aspirations

IMF seminar

Co-hosted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Seminar Website

November 30-December 1, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand


IMF Recruitment Outreach

IMF Recruitment

November 2015
Japan and Kore


IMF Recruitment Website


The Global Economic Outlook

OAP Economic Issues Seminar Series

Speaker: Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF


WEO Website

November 16, 2015
Tokyo, Japan


Foreign Help Wanted: Easing Japan’s Labor Shortages


Speaker: Giovanni Ganelli, Deputy Head of Office, OAP; Naoko Miake, Economist, OAP


Seminar Information

November 13, 2015
Tokyo, Japan


2015 OAP Internship Report by OAP summer interns

OAP Internship Report 2015

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November 10, 2015
Tokyo, Japan

News and Events

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

As the IMF's window on the region, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) contributes to economic surveillance and research, takes the lead in the IMF's on-the-ground involvement in regional cooperation, manages regional capacity building programs, and promotes the understanding and two-way dialogue of the IMF in Asia and the Pacific.

OAP Brochure (PDF)

Director: Odd Per Brekk (Bio)

Deputy Head of Office: Giovanni Ganelli (Bio)

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA)

Scholarships for junior government officials from key economic agencies in Asia and the Pacific who wish to pursue graduate-level economics at Japanese universities. Learn More

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP)

A two-year scholarship for Japanese students to pursue a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics abroad Learn More

Information from OAP

Economic Analysis
on Asia Pacific Region

World Economic OutlookWorld Economic Outlook
Global Financial Stability ReportGlobal Financial Stability Report
Fiscal MonitorFiscal Monitor
Regional Economic OutlooksRegional Economic Outlooks
Japan Article IV
Japan and the IMF

Working Papers
Staff Discussion Notes
IMF Survey

"Portfolio Rebalancing in Japan : Constraints and Implications for Quantitative Easing"
Author/Editor: Serkan Arslanalp ; Dennis P. J. Botman
"Foreign Help Wanted : Easing Japan’s Labor Shortages "
Author/Editor: Giovanni Ganelli ; Naoko Miake
"What Can Boost Female Labor Force Participation in Asia? "
Author: Yuko Kinoshita ; Fang Guo
"How Inclusive Is Abenomics? "
Author: Chie Aoyagi ; Giovanni Ganelli ; Kentaro Murayama
"Asia’s Quest for Inclusive Growth Revisited "
Author: Chie Aoyagi ; Giovanni Ganelli
"Unstash the cash! Corporate governance reform in Japan "
Author: Chie Aoyagi ; Giovanni Ganelli

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Summer Internship in Tokyo

The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is accepting applications for three summer internship positions.(Application Closed)
2015 IMF/OAP internship program

Internship Report 2015
Internship Report 2014