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PRI Toics

(Provisional Translation)

Major activities in June

June 5 (Mon) to 6 (Tue): Tokyo Fiscal Forum 2017 “Fiscal policy under demographic change and radical uncertainties
- Formulating sustainable policies for inclusive growth in Asia -”

The Policy Research Institute (PRI), IMF (Fiscal Affairs Department), and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) had Tokyo Fiscal Forum 2017, gathering policymakers and experts to discuss long-term growth and sustainability in the aging society in Tokyo (Mita Conference Hall) on June 5 (Mon) and 6 (Tue), 2017.

In addition to the IMF and ADBI, people from financial authorities of 13 countries attended the forum to discuss how to build a social security system for long-term growth and sustainability in aging Asian countries believed to have great potential risks to financial sustainability including rapid increase of social security cost. The discussion was made from policy and academic points of view based on introductions of the efforts by individual countries, international organizations, researchers, and others.

June 13 (Tue): Participating in the 13th Hokuriku Regional Cooperation Platform

MATSUOKA Hiroyuki, Director-General of the Research and Administration Department, PRI, attended the 13th Hokuriku Regional Cooperation Platform and gave a lecture titled “Outline of the Workshop on investment strategies of enterprises - toward innovation.”


The opening ceremony
June 26 (Mon) to 30 (Fri): Support for Banking and Finance Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan (BFA)
(Visit to Uzbekistan for the final oral examination of master degree theses of the graduates from the Seminar
for Central Asian and Caucasian Countries and other purposes)

The PRI has provided various forms of assistance to the Banking and Finance Academy (BFA), a training institute for young candidate executives of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Finance, as part of intellectual support for economies in transition.

This time, the PRI sent Senior Visiting Researcher MUNENAGA Kensaku, who is the First Vice-rector of the BFA, to Uzbekistan to conduct the final oral examination of master degree theses for BFA students who had attended the Seminar for Central Asian and Caucasian Countries hosted by the PRI and also to give special lectures at Urgench.

In addition, we exchanged opinions on the PRI’s support for the BFA, the economic situation in Uzbekistan and other matters with Deputy Minister of Finance KUCHKAROV, Rector BEKMURADOV of the BFA and other people.

Final oral examination
[Final oral examination]

 

Workshops and other activities in June

June 1 (Thu): the Sixth ASEAN Workshop

With a view to improving the MOF’s knowledge on ASEAN, the PRI has been holding ASEAN Workshops for relevant departments to exchange information and opinions on movements in ASEAN (including the movements of member countries).


At the 6th meeting, Ms. OBA Mie (Professor, Tokyo University of Science) made a presentation titled “Political and Security Aspects of ASEAN Integration – Contribution of the Regional Order to Peace and Stability and Destabilizing Factors,” which was followed by a question and answer session and free discussion on the subject.


Workshop
[Workshop]

 

Lunch Meeting

We invite people with diverse knowledge in and outside the organization to hear a broad range of leading-edge information so we can obtain useful information across a broad spectrum contributing to the ministry’s policy planning.

The following meetings were held in June.

 

June 8 (Thu)  ZAMMA Toshiyuki (Executive Adviser to CIO, Ministry of Finance)
Title:
Lecturer:
“Present and Future of E-Governments at Home and Abroad”
ZAMMA Toshiyuki (Executive Adviser to CIO, Ministry of Finance)
 
June 9 (Fri)
Title:
Lecturer:
“Tax Gap Analysis”
UEDA Junji (Advisor, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

 
June 20 (Tue)  MORINAGA Satoshi (Research Fellow, Data Science Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation)
Title:

Lecturer:
 
“Policy-making Process and 'Evidence-based Policy-making' in the British Government”
UCHIYAMA Yu, Professor, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, the University of Tokyo
 

June 27 (Tue)
  MORINAGA Satoshi (Research Fellow, Data Science Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation)
Title:
Lecturer:
 
“Four Waves of AI Utilization for Business”
MORINAGA Satoshi (Research Fellow, Data Science Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation)
 

 

PRI Workshop

Before publishing a discussion paper, PRI holds a PRI Workshop to discuss its content in the institute.

The following meetings were held in June.

June 22 (Thu)
Title:“Current State and Issues of Financial Access in Laos”
Presenters:FUJITA Keiichi (Senior Researcher, International Cooperation Division, PRI), ITO Seigo (Researcher, International Cooperation Division, PRI)

 

Discussion Paper in June

The response of firms to the introduction of Pro-forma standard taxation of Local corporate enterprise tax(Japanese only)HATTORI Takanori, former Research and Administration Department, PRI
Current State and Issues of Financial Access in Laos(PDF:1296KB)PDF(Japanese only)FUJITA Keiichi (Senior Researcher, International Cooperation Division, PRI)
ITO Seigo (Researcher, International Cooperation Division, PRI)

 

Publication in June

 

PRI TOPICS (monthly)