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Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA) 2005f
12th floor, Bandaijima Building, Bandaijima 5-1 Niigata City, Niigata 950-0078, Japan
tel:81-25 290 5545 fax:81-25 249 7550

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1993.

General Description: ERINA was established with the aims of (1) accumulating information about the economies of Northeast Asia; (2) carrying out relevant research; and (3) promoting economic exchange through the joint efforts of provincial areas. ERINA's mission is to contribute to the formation and development of the Northeast Asia Economic Subregion and to international society as a whole. Today, in collaboration with central and regional governments, research institutions, private groups, and international organizations from across Northeast Asia, ERINA continues to undertake various initiatives, including supporting economic exchange by provincial areas and promoting the Northeast Asia Economic Conference, where representatives of relevant countries and regions gather under one roof to discuss issues affecting the entire region.

Annual Budget: JPY 400 million (2003)

Staff: 25 (15 research, 10 administrative/support), 4 visiting, 5 linguistic/technical support

Executive Officers:
Mr. YOSHIDA, Susumu (Chairman of the Board of Trustees)
Mr. SASAGAWA, Katsuo (Managing Director)
Mr. NAKAGAWA, Masayuki (Deputy Secretary General)

Public Relations:
Mr. NAKAMURA, Toshihiko (Manager, Communications Office)

(As of November, 2004)

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