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PRI Toics

(Provisional Translation)

International exchanges in October

October 25 (Thu): Holding a Japan-China Finance and Economy Think Tank Forum

PRI held a Japan-China Finance and Economy Think Tank Forum in Beijing, China, jointly with the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS), a think tank of the Chinese Ministry of Finance, which is the counterpart of the Ministry of Finance of Japan. Under the theme of “Fiscal and Financial Risks,” the participants made presentations and discussions on financial risks, debts of local governments and other issues.

photo of Japan-China Finance and Economy Think Tank ForumGroup photo of Japan-China Finance and Economy Think Tank Forum
【Opening greeting by President MINAMI】【Group photo】

October 11 (Thu): Meeting of President MINAMI and Mr. Fazilov, Uzbekistan’s ambassador to Japan

As PRI has been providing supports to Banking and Finance Academy (BFA) of Uzbekistan, President MINAMI met Mr. Fazilov who is Uzbekistan’s ambassador to Japan.

Photo of Mr. Fazilov and President MINAMI
【Photo: (left) Mr. Fazilov; (right) President MINAMI】

Workshop and other events in October

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 October.

October 2 (Tue)
Title :
Lecturer :
“Local Debt Problem in China”
OKAZAKI Kumiko (Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
Photo of Ms. OKAZAKI Kumiko
【Ms. OKAZAKI Kumiko】

October 23 (Tue)
Title :
Lecturer :
“Basics and Application of Evidence-Based Policy Making (EBPM): How to apply EBPM at the Ministry of Finance”(PDF:1738KB)(Japanease only)
TANAKA Hideaki (Professor, Graduate School of Global Governance, Meiji University)
Photo of Professor TANAKA Hideaki
【Professor TANAKA Hideaki】

Leading-Edge Seminar

PRI held the Leading-Edge Seminar, in which frontline researchers gave lectures on leading-edge academic research and technically sophisticated research.

The following meeting was held in October.

October 23 (Tue)
Title :
Lecturer :
“The Value Added Tax and Growth: Some Empirics”
MOROZUMI Atsuyoshi (Assistant professor in Macroeconomics, University of Nottingham, UK)
Photo of Mr.MOROZUMI Atsuyoshi
【Mr.MOROZUMI Atsuyoshi】

October 30 (Tue): The 1st China Research Conference FY2018

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

At the 1st Conference of the fiscal year, Chair KOKUBUN Ryosei (President of the National Defense Academy of Japan), Ms. ETO Naoko (Researcher at Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO), Member SAITO Naoto (Chief economic researcher at the Daiwa Institute of Research), and Member NAITO Jiro (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Daito Bunka University) made presentations titled “Internal Affairs, Foreign Policy and Japan-China Relations under the Regime of Xi Jinping,” “Rethinking of Japan-China Relations,” “Financial Risk in China,” and “Trends of Public Finance in China – financial conditions and risks,” respectively. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session and free discussion on the topics.

Photo of The 1st China Research Conference
【The conference】

PRI Workshop

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

The following workshop was held in October.

October 19 (Fri)
Title :
Presenter :

Commentator :
“Outline and Practice Examples of Administrative Management Accounting and Integrated Reporting by Governments”
ONISHI Junya (Visiting Scholar, PRI)
TAKEMOTO Ryusuke (Business management consultant)
UMEDA Hiroshi (Lecturer, Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics)
KASHIWAGI Megumi (Visiting Scholar, PRI/Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
FUJINO Masafumi (Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University)

Discussion Paper in October

Summary of Issues of Integrated Reporting(PDF:1452KB)(Japanease only)

Visiting Scholar, PRI

UMEDA Hiroshi, Lecturer,
Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics

In recent years, integrated reporting for corporate information disclosure is under debate. In 2013 IIRC published The International Integrated Reporting Framework, which discusses the value creation process and business model disclosure. Because there are opinions that integrated reporting should include disclosure by nonprofit organizations, this paper summarizes issues of integrated reporting and makes some studies as a preliminary work to examine the possibilities to apply integrated reporting to governments.

Publication in October

Title/Author & EditorOutlinePhoto of Book
Innovation: what is the nature of productivity improvement?(Japanease only)

Written and Edited by: OHASHI Hiroshi and PRI

Results of PRI’s Workshop on Productivity Improvement through Innovation chaired by OHASHI Hiroshi (Professor at the Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo) are compiled into a book. Each writer provides hints for productivity improvement from a variety of perspectives.

Monthly Finance Review
No.542(September)STATISTICS (Released by Ministry of Finance)


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