Policy Research Institute


PRI Toics

(Provisional Translation)

International exchanges in November

November 27 (Tue): Bookkeeping Seminar in Pakse, Lao PDR

The Policy Research Institute (PRI), in collaboration with the Kawasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), held a bookkeeping seminar in Pakse, Champasak Province, Lao PDR.

There were 54 participants in total including enterprise accounting personnel and sole proprietors. Many participants commented that the seminar was very useful and made them interested in bookkeeping qualifications.

Picture of Bookkeeping Seminar in Pakse, Lao PDR
【The seminar】

November 28 (Wed) to 30 (Fri): Visiting Laos for support of the fiscal stability of Laos

PRI in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been supporting efforts for medium- to long-term fiscal stability of Laos.

Together with academic experts of the dialogue program for fiscal stability of Laos that is a part of the initiative, we traveled to Laos (Vientiane), visited relevant ministries and exchanged opinions with the Vice Minister of Finance Thipphakone, President Bouasone (former prime minister) of the National Economic Research Institute and other high-level government officials.

Workshop and other events in November

November 26 (Mon): The 1st India Workshop in FY2018

Considering the latent growth potential of India, PRI has been holding India Workshops inviting external experts as lecturers with focus on increasing awareness of the current situation and policies of the Indian economy in the Ministry of Finance.

At the first India Workshop in FY2018, Mr. KOBAYASHI Koji (Senior Economist, Research Department, Mizuho Research Institute) gave a lecture on “Current State and Outlook of Indian Economy and Modinomics,” which was followed by a Q&A session and free discussion.

Picture of the 1st India Workshop
【The Workshop】

Lunch Meeting

We invite a broad range of experts in and outside the organization to hear leading-edge information so that we can obtain useful information contributing to the ministry's policy planning.

The following meeting was held in November.

November 7 (Wed)
Title :
Lecturer :
“Current State of Digitalization of Economy, Prospect and Challenges of LINE Platformer (Part 1)”
EGUCHI Kiyotaka (Executive Officer & Director, Public Policy Division , LINE Cooperation)
Picture of Mr. EGUCHI Kiyotaka
【Mr. EGUCHI Kiyotaka】

November 13 (Tue)
Title :
Lecturer :
“U.S. Elections and their impact on U.S.-Japan relations, financial, fiscal and trade issues
Mr. Barry Hager (President, Hager Associates (U.S. law firm))
Picture of Mr. Barry Hager
【Mr. Barry Hager】

Top Seminar for Staff

As a comprehensive training agency of the Ministry of Finance, PRI provides training programs for each level in the ministry, from newly hired staff members to top officials.

The Top Seminar for Staff was held as part of the training for executive personnel by inviting lecturers who are active in various fields. The following seminars were held in November.

November 2 (Fri)
Title :
Lecturer :
“Create Local Governments that Can Earn Income – Regional Revitalization and Redistribution of Tax and Jobs”
Ms. SEKI Sachiko (President, Local First Laboratory Co. Ltd.)
November 14 (Wed)
Title :

Lecturer :
“Cybernics Revolution: Change Society and Industry through Innovative Cybernic Systems – Toward Realization of Society 5.0”
Mr. SANKAI Yoshiyuki
Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba
Executive Research Director, Center for Cybernics Research, University of Tsukuba
Program Manager, Impulsing Paradigm Change through disruptive Technologies (ImPACT) Program, Cabinet Office
Representative Director & CEO, CYBERDYNE, INC.

Publication in November

Financial Review
No. 3 of 2018 (No. 135 [consecutive])
Special Edition: East Asia’s Production and Economic Growth
This special issue examines the role that the production network has played in the economic growth of East Asia, clarifies the current state of the production network and challenges for further development and discusses responses to the challenges.
Monthly Finance Review
No.543(October)STATISTICS (Released by Ministry of Finance)


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