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Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) 2005f
3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi Chiba 261-8545, Japan
tel:81-43 299 9500 fax:81-43 299 9724

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1960.

General Description: IDE was originally founded as a statutory organization under the jurisdiction of the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to act as a social science institute for basic and comprehensive research activities in the areas of economics, politics, and social issues in developing countries and regions. Since its merger with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in July 1998, IDE-JETRO has aimed to expand trade relations and promote economic cooperation with all developing countries and regions, including the rest of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Eastern Europe.

Annual Budget: JPY 5,265 million (2004)

Staff: 232 (147 research, 85 administrative/support), 8 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. FUJITA, Masahisa (President)
Mr. OKUMURA, Hirokazu (Executive Vice President)
Mr. YOSHIDA, Mikimasa (Executive Vice President)

(As of November, 2004)

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