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Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) 2005f
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8901, Japan
tel:81-3 3501 1363 fax:81-3 3501 8577

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 2001.

General Description: RIETI was established to carry out independent policy research and offer recommendations in a variety of areas. Located in the heart of Tokyo's governmental district, it is in an ideal position to benefit from the synergy gained by bringing together people from the policy-making, academic, and private sectors. RIETI's focus is on the most pressing issues of structural reform, and it adopts a medium- to long-term viewpoint in its research undertakings. The institute's mission is to contribute the fruits of its studies to constructive policy discussions and to Japan's policy-making process.

Annual Budget: JPY 1,600 million (2004)

Staff: 48 (19 research, 29 administrative/support), 2 visiting, 13 faculty fellow, visiting fellow, consulting fellow, graduate research associate

Executive Officers:
Mr. OKAMATSU, Sozaburo (Chairman)
Dr. YOSHITOMI, Masaru (President and Chief Research Officer)
Mr. TANABE, Yasuo (Vice President)
Dr. IRIE, Kazutomo (Director of Administration)
Mr. HOSOYA, Yuji (Director of Research)

Public Relations:
Mr. KATSUNO, Masahiro (Manager)

(As of November, 2004)

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