PRI Topics(March, 2019)

International Exchanges in March

March 26 (Tuesday) - 28 (Thursday): Joint Research with DRC (Tokyo Conference, etc.)

The Policy Research Institute (PRI) and the Department of Macroeconomic Research of the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) have been conducting joint research on “Macroeconomic consequence of changes in demographics and fiscal sustainability” as a research exchange since April 2018. On this occasion, the PRI held a conference in Tokyo, with the attendance of the DRC delegation. Together with the DRC delegation, we also visited the Institute of Gerontology of The University of Tokyo (IOG), and the Chiba Prefectural Government among others to exchange opinions with relevant parties in regard to regional measures and policies for elderly citizens.

  • March 26, 2019 (Tuesday) Tokyo
  • March 27 (Wednesday), 28 (Thursday), 2019 IOG, Chiba Prefectural Government, and others

The Photo(PRI President MINAMI addressing the conference)
【PRI President MINAMI addressing the conference】
The photo(Group photo after the conference)
【Group photo after the conference】
The photo(The conference)
【The conference】
The photo(Lecture/dialogue at IOG)
【Lecture/dialogue at IOG】

March 7 (Thursday) - 8 (Friday): The 9th PRI-ICRIER Workshop

PRI held a workshop in Delhi jointly with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), which is our counterparty of a certain Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) for promotion of research exchanges. The former Indian Ambassador to Japan, researchers, local companies and others delivered lectures and participated in discussions on the infrastructure development and business environment improvement in India and other topics. We also had a meeting with the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) of India, which is our counterparty of another MOI for promotion of research exchange.

The photo(Co-hosted workshop with ICRIER)
【Co-hosted workshop with ICRIER】

March 7 (Thursday): Lecture for the members of King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI), Thailand, who are visiting Japan

For members of KPI visiting Japan, Chief Economist BESSHO Shun-ichiro gave a lecture titled “Tax policy in Japan on income and wealth distribution.”

Group photo of King Prajadhipok’s Institute
【Group photo】

Lunch Meeting

From a perspective of contributing to policy making at the Ministry of Finance, the PRI invites a broad range of experts from in and outside the organization to give lectures so that we can obtain the latest information.

The following lecture was held in March.

March 5 (Tuesday)
Title :
Lecturer :
Potential for India’s Prime Minister Modi to Retain Power after the Looming General Election
Mr. SHIMADA Takashi, President, Indo Business Center, Ltd.
The photo(Mr. SHIMADA Takashi)
【Mr. SHIMADA Takashi】

Workshops and other events in March

March 13 (Wednesday): The 3rd China Research Conference FY2018

For research and study of political and economic situations in China, the PRI has been holding the China Research Conference.

At the 3rd meeting, Committee Member KWAN Chi Hung (Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research), Committee Member KOJIMA Kazuko (Associate Professor of Law, Keio University), and Committee Member WATATANABE Mariko (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University) gave lectures on “Chinese economic conditions: With a focus on the impact from U.S.-China trade friction,” “Politics under Xi Jinping administration: Centralization and its implication,” and “Laden with subsidies or innovative?: Characteristics of the Chinese Market Economy and trade policy issues,” respectively. The lectures were followed by a Q&A session on the subjects and a free discussion.

The photo(The conference)
【The conference】

PRI Workshop

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

The following meeting was held in March.

March 20 (Wednesday)
Title :
Presenters :
European Populism and Future Direction of Brexit
KOBAYASHI Goya (Visiting Scholar, PRI / Minister’s Secretariat, Office of Liaison, Inspection and ADP Management of the Local Finance Bureaus)
NAKAMURA Tamio (Professor, Faculty of Law, Waseda University / Chair-Elect, The European Union Studies Association-Japan)
TANAKA Osamu (Chief Economist, The Dai-ichi Life Research Institute)

Publication in March

Financial Review
No, 2 of 2019 (No. 137 [consecutive])
Special Feature: International Capital Mobility and Emerging Economies (Japanese only)
In this special feature, we examine multi-directionally what impact recent international capital mobility had on emerging economies, and verify their policy implications. Specifically, we examine what kind of impact monetary policies of advanced countries and resource price trends had on emerging economies, not only by means of comprehensive time-series analysis and panel analysis but also through case studies on individual countries such as China, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Monthly Finance Review
No.547(February)STATISTICS (Released by Ministry of Finance)


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