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IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)


About OAP

As the IMF's window to the region, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) contributes to regional surveillance, takes the lead on regional cooperation, and promotes understanding of the Fund among IMF member countries in Asia and the Pacific.

What we do


Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA)

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


IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Japan

Japan’s economy continues to improve led by robust exports and policy stimulus. Following a deep recession in 2009, growth accelerated to 5 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the first quarter of 2010 amid signs of exports spilling over to domestic demand.

Read Staff Report | Watch Video

Public Information Notice

IMF Calls for Japan to Rein In Debt
IMF Survey Online, July 14, 2010


World Recovery Continues, But Risks Increase, Says IMF

Balancing the strong growth numbers for the first half of 2010 and the adverse impact of increased financial turbulence, the IMF forecasts world growth to rise to 4 ½ percent this year, before falling somewhat to 4 ¼ percent in 2011—with the world average masking large differences around the globe.

Read WEO Update, July 8, 2010

GFSR Market Update, July 8, 2010


Asia 21 – Leading the Way Forward

High-level international conference on Asia in South Korea, during July 12-13, 2010. The conference brought together leading figures from around the world to examine Asia’s economic dynamism and evolving role in international policy-making.

Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the Conclusion of the Asia 21 High-Level Conference

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Turning up the Volume — Asia’s Voice and Leadership in Global Policymaking

iMFdirect Blog by Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF
July 11, 2010

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Reshaping the Global Financial Landscape: Implications for Asia

Japan/IMF Seminar, Tokyo, May 18, 2010

International cooperation to reform the global financial order is needed to ensure future, stable growth, says a top IMF official, who also highlighted the role of Asia in shaping the debate.

Lipsky Speech: Systemic Challenges for Global Finance and Priorities for Reform


Post-Crisis Growth and Poverty Reduction in Developing Asia

Vietnam/IMF Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 22, 2010

Asia is at a historic turning point. The region played a major leadership role during the recent global financial crisis, and has emerged as the global economy's new engine of growth.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Speech »

News and Events

IMF and ILO Conference in Oslo to Address Ways of Accelerating a Job-Rich Crisis Recovery
Date: August 18, 2010

OAP Director Shogo Ishii appeared on Nikkei CNBC’s ASIA Money (Japanese)
Date: July 30, 2010, 18:00-18:30

New Partnership Universities for Japan-IMF Scholarship
July 2010

Mynavi Global Career EXPO 2010 Tokyo Summer
Tokyo, Japan, June 21-22, 2010

Japan-IMF Scholarship for Asia Seminar and Farewell Reception for Scholars
Tokyo, Japan, June 21, 2010

"Reshaping the Global Financial Landscape: Implications for Asia"
Hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Finance and The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2010

"Post-Crisis Growth and Poverty Reduction in Developing Asia"
Vietnam/IMF Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 22, 2010

Asia 21: Leading the Way Forward
A Korea-IMF High-Level Conference, Daejeon, Korea, July 12-13, 2010

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IMF in the News

Welcome Back, I.M.F.

The New York Times, July 12, 2010
Analysis: IMF challenges Asia to change its economic habits

Reuters, Beijin, July 19, 2010
One on One with IMF Managing Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Arirang TV, Korea, July 12, 2010
Asia must brace for possible economic shocks: IMF

The Sydney Morning Herald, July 12, 2010
Asia faces risks from rising capital flows: IMF

Reuters, Daejeon, July 12, 2010

Contact Us

International Monetary Fund
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

21F Fukoku Seimei Bldg.,
2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011
Tel: 81-(0)3-3597-6700
Fax: 81-(0)3-3597-6705

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