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Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) 2005f
Nikkei Kayabacho Building, 2-6-1 Nihombashi Kayaba-cho, Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0025, Japan
tel:81-3 3639 2801 fax:81-3 3639 2839

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1963.

General Description: JCER is a private, nonprofit organization established under the auspices of Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. for the purpose of contributing to the development of the Japanese economy. It conducts economic research, with particular emphasis on economic forecasting and economic analysis including Asian areas; sponsors economic research study courses, seminars, lectures and symposia with the participation or assistance of leading scholars and economists in academia, business and government; trains young businesspeople in advanced economics and research; publishes the findings of its economic projections and research and issues a monthly bulletin; collects books, magazines, newspapers and materials of particular economic interest; and undertakes research on a contractual basis. The center also holds public lectures and seminars by foreign economists and scholars, sponsors international conferences, conducts joint research with foreign institutions on specific problems, and publishes English summaries of its forecasts of the Japanese economy.

Annual Budget: JPY 665 million (2003)

Staff: 41 (18 research, 23 administrative/support), 16 visiting

Executive Officers:
Mr. KOJIMA, Akira (Chairman)
Dr. YASHIRO, Naohiro (President)
Mr. TOSHIDA, Seiichi (Research Adviser)
Mr. KANAMORI, Hisao (Adviser)

(As of November, 2004)

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