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International Exchanges in August

August 4 (Sunday) – August 7 (Wednesday): Support for the training agency for Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning and Finance
The 2nd Workshop

The Policy Research Institute (PRI) has been providing support to the training agency for Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning and Finance (MoPF) since May 2018, in response to the request letter received from Mr. Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister of MoPF in May 2017.

PRI, Budget Bureau, and Accounting Center (Ministry of Finance Japan) visited MoPF and held the second seminar under the themes of “Flow of expenditure execution in Japan” and “Governmental accounting affairs data communication management systems (ADAMSII)” mainly for MoPF officials. We also met with Mr. Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister of MoPF and exchanged opinions.


MOI signing ceremony1MOI signing ceremony2
【Scenes from MoPF, Myanmar】

August 7 (Wednesday) – 29 (Thursday): Seminar for Central Asian and Caucasian Countries 2019

Every year, PRI holds the Seminar for Central Asian and Caucasian Countries with the aim of contributing to human resource development in these countries by accepting young executive candidates and professionals dispatched from their ministry of finance, etc.. This year, PRI held the seminar for 18 participants from seven countries for the period from August 7 (Wed) to 29 (Thu).


Closing ceremony
【Closing ceremony】
August 19 (Monday) – 29 (Thursday): Seminar for Middle-ranking Executives from the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan

PRI received three middle-ranking executives form the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan and held the Seminar for Middle-ranking Executives from the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan during the period from August 19 (Mon) to 29 (Thu). As part of the seminar, the three participants exchanged opinions with executives from the Ministry of Finance Japan and other participants.


Closing ceremony
【Closing ceremony】

Presentation by a Visiting Scholar

August 9 (Friday): Dr. Shamshad Ahmad Khan (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Delhi)

Dr. Shamshad Ahmad Khan, who is currently with us as a PRI visiting scholar, presented his research work on August 9 (Fri), under the theme of “India-Japan Economic Partnership: Potentials, Promises and Prospects.”


Closing ceremony
【Research presentation】

Seminars in August

○August 1 (Thursday) – 2 (Friday): Summer Top Seminar for Staff

PRI holds Summer Top Seminar for Staff as part of training for executive personnel by inviting lecturers who are active in various fields. This year, the following seminars were held.


Lecturer

Title


August 1
(Thursday)

FUKUSHIMA Kaori
Journalist
Current Affairs in China
― Centering on the Hong Kong problem―
AKIIKE Reiko
Managing Director & Senior Partner,
The Boston Consulting Group
Efforts for Organizational Reforms
― Case Studies from Business Turnarounds ―

August 2
(Friday)

HOMMA Masato
Professor and Assistant Dean,
Kyoto University of Art and Design
Coaching
― Roles of Officials ―
ATAKE Kazuto
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies,Keio University; concurrently serving as Chief Strategy Officer,Yahoo Japan Corporation
“Shin Nihon” (New Japan)
― Japan’s Resurgence and Human Resource Development in the Era of AI & Data ―
Summer Top Seminar for Staff
【Summer Top Seminar for Staff】

Publication in August

Financial Review
TitleAbstract
No. 3 of 2019 (No. 138 [consecutive])
Special Edition: “China: Domestic and Foreign Policies Under the Second-Term Regime of Xi Jinping”

This special issue extensively examines domestic and foreign policies under the second-term Xi Jinping Leadership from various perspectives. For example, we discuss not only the existing fiscal and monetary policies, institutional reforms and domestic policies but also the basic principles of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s economic policies, the US-China economic friction and Japan-China relations as new additional subjects. We also refer to the trends in data transaction regulation.

 

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