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  • [Event Notice] 21st Macroeconomist Training Program

    Application is open through 11:59 am, July 8, 2024 (JST). See the flyer here. See the program overview here.

    Date : July 30, 2024

    - August 1, 2024

    Tokyo, Japan

  • IMF-CARF-TCER-Waseda University Conference: Fiscal Policy and Sovereign Debt

    For details, please visit the following event websites.
    - CARF Academic Conference website
    - CARF Policy Conference website
    - IMF Conference website

    Date : June 7, 2024

    - June 8, 2024

    Tokyo, Japan

  • OAP Director Talked at Japan Center for International Finance (JCIF) Seminar on the IMF's Latest Economic Outlook

    Watch the video here (Japanese).

    Date : May 23, 2024


  • OAP Director Talked at RIETI BBL Seminar on the World Economic Outlook and the Asia Pacific Region

    Watch the videos (Japanese) here: Presentation / Q&A session

    Date : May 21, 2024


  • Seminar on IMF's Latest World Economic Outlook

    In-person participation only. Please register here before 2 pm on May 7. No online participation available.

    See more details Here.

    Date : May 8, 2024

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    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
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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
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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.

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Visit the interview series with Japanese people working at the IMF

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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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