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Inequality: What has been happening, why does it matter, and what can be done?

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

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March 12-13, 2015
Tokyo, Japan


Macroeconomic Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth

Jointly organized Seminar by the Bank of Korea and the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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Left:Mr. Odd Per Brekk, OAP Director
Middle:Mr. John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Right:Mr. Juyeol Lee, Governor, Bank of Korea

November 20-21, 2014
Seoul, Korea


Global Economy and Financial Markets - Outlook and Policy Challenges

OAP Monthly Economic Issues Seminar

Speaker: Odd Per Brekk, Director, OAP


October 14, 2014
Tokyo, Japan


20th Anniversary of the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia

JISPA Newsletter Release
Fifth Issue: June 2014
Forth Issue: March 2014
Third Issue: December 2013
Second Issue: September 2013
Inaugural Issue: May 2013

The IMF, in cooperation with the Governments of Japan, has been administering the Japan-IMF Scholarship for Asia since the 1990s with the aim to enhance the financial and economic policy making capacity of Governments in Asia and the Pacific through training government officials.

Message from the Director
Message from the Alumni

News and Events

World Bank Group - IMF Spring Meetings 2015

2015 Annual Meetings

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.

Director: Odd Per Brekk (Bio)

Deputy Head of Office: Yuko Kinoshita (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
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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
Mongolia and the IMF

Working Papers
Staff Discussion Notes
IMF Survey

"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
"Balance Sheet Repair and Corporate Investment in Japan "
Author: Joong Shik Kang
"Japan’s Corporate Income Tax: Facts, Issues and Reform Options "
Author: Ruud A. de Mooij ; Ikuo Saito
"Health Spending in Japan: Macro-fiscal Implications and Reform Options "
Author: Masahiro Nozaki ; Kenichiro Kashiwase ; Ikuo Saito
"Is Japan’s Population Aging Deflationary? "
Author: Derek Anderson ; Dennis P. J. Botman ; Ben Hunt

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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.
2014 IMF/OAP internship program(Application status closed)
Internship Report 2014