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  • [Event Notice] 19th Macroeconomist Training Program

    Application is open through 11:59 am, December 11, 2023. See the flyer here. See the program overview here.

    Date : January 10, 2024

    - January 12, 2024

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) 30 Years On: Empowering Asia's Economic Policymaking held

    See the event website here and the special anniversary website here.

    Date : November 16, 2023

    10:00 AM - 03:30 PM

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Newsletter IMF Asia-Pacific News from Tokyo (Issue 28) published

    Read issue 28 HERE.
    Subscribe the newsletter HERE.

    Date : November 1, 2023

  • Seminar on IMF's Latest World Economic Outlook and Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Outlook

    See more details Here.

    Date : October 24, 2023

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tokyo, Japan

  • OAP to join the Global Festa 2023

    Read X posts / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

    See more details Here.

    Date : September 30, 2023

    - October 1, 2023

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Tokyo, Japan

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About 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 Akihiko Yoshida
Director's Message
More about OAP
OAP Leaflet
OAP 25th Anniversary Website
OAP 20th Anniversary Website



Job Opportunities in Tokyo

Economist (closed)
Application deadline: September 15, 2021. Please click here for details.

Internship Program in Tokyo

Economist Intern
Deadline: May 15, 2023
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Communications Intern
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed as needed
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Job Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

2023 Regional Recruitment Outreach

The IMF is in search of experienced macroeconomists from East Asia, including from ASEAN+3 countries. The Fund will send regional recruitment missions in November to conduct interviews with short-listed candidates. Please apply by October 22. For more information, read here.

Visit the IMF Recruitment for job openings

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Our Region

IMF Asia and Pacific Member Countries

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IMF Capacity Development
in Asia and the Pacific

The IMF has a global network of capacity development centers that help implement its capacity development work in countries. The five TA and training centers have been in operation – 1) STI in Singapore; 2) SARTTAC in India; 3) CDOT in Thailand; 4) PFTAC in Fiji; 5) CICDC in China.

List of the Directors at IMF's Regional Capacity Development Centers

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JAPAN-IMF Scholarship Program

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA)

JISPA Farewell Reception AY2016-17, June 21, 2017

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

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Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for Asia (JIMS)

Japan - IMF Microeconomic Seminar for Asia. Photo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

The JIMS is an annual one-week seminar for senior Asian officials, which serves as a forum for current policy discussions.

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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP)

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP)

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) is a two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining Ph.D. degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Policy Conference "Managing Financial Risks in a Shock Prone World"

Visit the Conference website for archive videos

Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar "Japan's Economic Outlook and Policy Priorities"

Visit the Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar Website

IMF introductory video for One World Festival 2022

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