Policy Research Institute


Seminar on Economic Policies 2018

Policy Research Institute (PRI) held its “Seminar on Economic Policies 2018” from May 14 to June 8, 2018, in Tokyo. This annual seminar is aimed at helping participating countries to develop their human resources, through the dissemination of knowledge regarding the Japanese fiscal and economic system to young executive candidates from Finance Ministries of developing countries, especially those in Asia, with which Japan has close social and economic relations. 17 officials from 12 Asian countries and 1 Japanese official participated this year.


1. Policy Lectures

Lectures on Japan’s economy and finances were delivered by MOF/PRI and other relevant government institutions, scholars, and experts.

Policy lectures
[Policy Lecture]

2. General Lectures

Lectures on Japanese culture and society were delivered by scholars and experts.

General lecture
[General Lecture]

3. Group Work

The participants formed several groups according to the topics they chose in light of their respective national policy issues. Each group identified common issues within group members, discussed policy recommendations for their own countries under the guidance of a scholar or expert, and presented their group policy papers as the outcome.

Group work Presentation on Group Policy paper
[Group Work (left), Presentation (right)]


4. Field Trips

The participants visited Bank of Japan, the National Diet, Yokohama Customs, Tokyo Ueno Tax Office, Accounting Center, Japan Mint etc. to understand Japan’s economic and social circumstances.

Ueno Tax Office
[Ueno Tax Office]


5. Closing Ceremony

Certificate of Completion was given to each participant by President Doi.

Closing Ceremony
[Closing Ceremony]