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  • 20th Macroeconomist Training Program held

    See the program overview here.

    Date : March 27, 2024

    - March 29, 2024

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Seminar on New Economic Challenges: Artificial Intelligence and Green Innovation

    See more details Here.

    Date : March 14, 2024


  • [Recruitment Notice] Economist and Program Officer Wanted

    The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is hiring the two positions. For more details, see the Recruitment section.

    See more details Here.

    Date : March 4, 2024

    - March 24, 2024

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Newsletter IMF Asia-Pacific News from Tokyo (Issue 30) published

    Read issue 30 HERE.
    Subscribe the newsletter HERE.

    Date : March 1, 2024

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Fiscal and Debt Peer Learning Series: Building Tax Capacity for Revenue Mobilization

    Jointly organized by the IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI) and OAP. For registration, please click here.

    See more details Here.

    Date : February 28, 2024

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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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

Application deadline: March 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm Tokyo time. Please click here for details.

Program Officer
Application deadline: March 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm Tokyo time. Please click here for details.

Internship Program in Tokyo

Economist Intern
Deadline: May 15, 2023
See more details here.

Communications Intern
Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed as needed
See more details here.

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Job Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

2024 Fund Internship Program (FIP)

Economics PhD candidates wanted! If you are looking for an exciting and challenging internship at a prestigious, international financial institution, and completing graduate studies in economics in a year or so, check out the IMF’s internship program in Washington DC. Applications will close on January 7, 2024. For more information, read here. For the application form, click 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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