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Japan Situation: Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Radiation Risk (Health Services Department Briefing #1) (15.3.11) Edit

Statement on Japan earthquake and tsunamis from World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick(11.3.11) Edit

[ CANCELED: Due to the Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake, this event has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding. ]World Bank Public Seminar - "The Role of the World Bank’s Sustainable Development in Africa" [3.16] Edit

The Role of Governments for Economic Development in the 21st Century[2.16] Edit

[Press Release]JSDF – 10 years piloting innovative approaches and changing lives(11.1.20)Edit

World Bank and Asian Development Bank Institute Joint Public Seminar “Can a social democratic resolution resolve issues of inequality and incentives in India?”Edit

World Bank Public Seminar "Opportunities and challenges of development in Lao PDR" Edit

The World Bank Public Seminar "MDGs After the Crisis" Edit

World Bank Public Seminar - ”Development Committee and Role of the World Bank after the Crisis” Edit

World Bank Public Seminar “Development Committee and Progress of World Bank Group Reform” Edit

Public Seminar Worldwide Lessons from Financial Crisis: From an Independent Evaluation’s Perspective Edit

Public Seminar “Global Challenges and Agriculture: Role of CGIAR” Edit

World Bank Public Seminar World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change Edit

A Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Challenges and Opportunities of Development Assistance Beyond the Crisis - World Bank Group and University of Tokyo joint symposium Edit

World Bank Conference: JAPAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND - Presentation of Best Practice Projects Edit

World Bank Group Public Seminar “Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times” Edit

World Bank Public Seminar Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Edit

Business Opportunities for Investment and Trade in Peru: South America’s Strategic Hub Edit

World Bank’s Environment and Social Safeguard PoliciesEdit

July 24, 2009, Tokyo - On the occasion of the visit by Mr. Stephen Lintner, World Bank Senior Advisor for Quality Assurance and Compliance, the World Bank Tokyo Office will organize a seminar on the World Bank’s Safeguard Policies.

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Responses to New Influenza (H1N1) and Pandemic Readiness: Challenges and Opportunities of World Bank for Human DevelopmentEdit

July 13, 2009, Tokyo - The World Bank organized, at the World Bank Tokyo Office, a Public Seminar: “Responses to New Influenza (H1N1) and Pandemic Readiness: Challenges and Opportunities of the World Bank for Human Development” with a keynote address by Mr. Rakesh Nangia, World Bank’s Strategy and Operations Director for Human Development.

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World Bank Workshop on the Global City Indicators Program and Greenhouse Gas IndexEdit

June 22, 2009, Tokyo - A workshop on the Global City Indicators Program and the development of a greenhouse gas index for cities was held on June 22, 2009 at The World Bank Tokyo Office.

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Pricing the Andes’ Meltdown: Film Screening & DiscussionEdit

June 23, 2009, Tokyo - World Bank today organized a film screening and discussion “Pricing the Andes’ Meltdown” at the World Bank Tokyo Office.

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World Bank Graduate Lecture “Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2009: A Development Emergency”Edit

June 18, 2009, Tokyo - Mr. Zia Qureshi, Senior Adviser in the Office of the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, and the lead author of Global Monitoring Report 2009, introduced the key points of the report , followed by Q&A and discussions, at a graduate lecture hosted by the World Bank Tokyo Office today.

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World Bank Graduate Lecture "Commodities at the Crossroads”Edit

June 15, 2009, Tokyo - The World Bank/IMF Development Committee is a global, high-level meeting of financial and development ministers from 24 developed and developing countries including the G7. It is held semiannually in the spring and fall to discuss critical, timely issues about assistance to developing countries and to provide recommendations to the Governors of the World Bank and the IMF.

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World Bank Graduate Lecture "Challenges of Agriculture in Africa"Edit

June 5, 2009, Tokyo - Ms. Christine Cornelius, Lead Operations Officer and Program Coordinator, Agriculture and Rural Development for East Africa and the Horn, the World Bank, discussed the challenges in agriculture and rural development in Africa, such as food security, productivity, irrigation development, and community based approaches to rural development, managing risk and vulnerability, at a graduate lecture hosted by the World Bank Tokyo Office today.

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Videoconference Seminar: ICT for Sustainable Development: A Framework for Future Knowledge-based Society and Economy - Session 3Edit

May 15 2009, Tokyo - With rapid progress in ICT, significant efficiency and convenience gains have been realized throughout society, but how are we to deal with the negative aspects of information security (or lack of it)? The Internet has fostered an unprecedented knowledge-based culture of freedom and growth, but without solutions to the growing problems, a free ICT culture will not be able to flourish.

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World Bank Public Seminar Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Developing Countries: Role of International Financial InstitutionsEdit

May 8, 2009, Tokyo - The World Bank/IMF Development Committee is a global, high-level meeting of financial and development ministers from 24 developed and developing countries including the G7. It is held semiannually in the spring and fall to discuss critical, timely issues about assistance to developing countries and to provide recommendations to the Governors of the World Bank and the IMF.

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International Women’s Day 2009 – Public Forum at UNUEdit

March 6, 2009, Tokyo - International Women’s Day was commemorated worldwide on March 8. International organizations in Japan held a public forum at the United Nations University in Tokyo to mark this occasion, Women and Men: United to End Violence Against Women.

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Shiba High School Students Visit World Bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

March 4, 2009, Tokyo - 6 students from Shiba High School in Tokyo visited the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo) today, as part of the school's "Visit Office" program.
Koichi Omori, Communications Associate at the World Bank Tokyo Office, explained the Bank's program related to global development issues..

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Peacebuilding and EducationEdit

February 24, 2009, Tokyo - Professor Taro Komatsu of Kyushu University shared his experiences with United Nations peacekeeping and education programs, today at a Coffee Hour held at PIC Tokyo, which was co-organized with the JETRO Institute of Developing Economies.

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World Bank Tokyo Office Participates in Career Forum for BilingualsEdit

February 21, 2009, Tokyo - The World Bank Tokyo Office participated in the Daijobu Go Global Career Fair for bilinguals in the Tokyo area searching for future job opportunities.
Koichi Omori and Andrew Oplas of the World Bank Tokyo Office met with participants, explaining the Bank's recruitment and scholarship programs, at the World Bank booth.

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World Bank Public Seminar on Development and Climate ChangeEdit

February 20, 2009, Tokyo - Mr. Warren Evans, the World Bank's Director for Environment, delivered a keynote presentation at the World Bank Tokyo Office's public seminar "Development and Climate Change: Role of the World Bank" today, giving updated information on the Bank's Strategic Framework, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and Carbon Finance operations. Mr. Evans was visiting Tokyo for three days, engaging in dialogues with the Japanese government and agencies to enhance collaboration through the CIF.

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Students from Hiroshima Visit World Bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

February 18, 2009, Tokyo - 36 students from the Takehara Junior High School in Hiroshima visited the World Bank Tokyo Office today as part of their annual school trip to Tokyo. Koichi Omori, Communications Associate, and Izumi Yasuda, Communications Asssistant, gave an introduction to global development issues and also spoke about the World Bank's objectives and programs.

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Global Civil Society Movement PrioritiesEdit

February 18, 2009, Tokyo - CIVICUS's Deputy Director General Katsuji Imata spoke today at the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo) evening seminar and coffee hour. Mr. Imata introduced CIVICUS and its objectives to offer a platform for civil society networks internationally. He discussed CIVICUS's Civil Society Index, which is used to measure the current status of civil society in across various countries.

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Sugao Junior High School Students Visit World bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

February 17, 2009, Tokyo - 4 students from Sugao Junior High School in Kawasaki visited the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo) today, to share findings from their research on the global environment, which focused on deforestation and climate change. They made a short presentation to the PIC Tokyo staff. Koichi Omori, Tokyo Office Communications Associate, then spoke more on issues of global development. The students plan to make another presentation to share their findings with friends and teachers, back at school.

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Students from the University of Tokyo Visit World Bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

February 13, 2009, Tokyo - A group of undergraduate law students from the University of Tokyo, belonging to the Asian Law Students' Association (ASLS), visited the World Bank Tokyo Office today. They have strong interest not only in the World Bank's activities in Asia, but also future career opportunities at the World Bank. Koichi Omori, Tokyo Office's Communications Associate, gave an introductory briefing about the World Bank and its recruitment and scholarship programs.

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Graduate students of Josai International University Visit World Bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

February 10, 2009, Tokyo - Graduate students from Josai International University, specializing on issues of social protection and welfare, visited the World Bank Tokyo Office today, lead by Prof. Junichi Watanabe, a research associate of at the International Development Center of Japan. Mr. Koichi Omori, Communications Associate of the World Bank Tokyo Office, spoke to the students about the World Bank and its disability and development-related activities.

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Hearing-impaired leaders in Mongolia and Japan engage by videoconferenceEdit

February 9, 2009, Tokyo - Hearing-impaired communities in Japan and Mongolia shared their experiences about the deaf movements in both countries, via videoconference hosted by the World Bank's Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). American Sign Language (ASL) was used as the common language, while Japanese Sign Lanuage and Mongolia Sign Language were used locally at each site.

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Croatia World Heritage Exhibition Opening ReceptionEdit

February 5, 2009, Tokyo - Mr. Sadakazu Tanigaki, former Japanese Minister of Finance, gave a few words at an opening reception today for a photo exhibition of Croatia World Heritage sites, held at the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo). The exhibition will run through February 13. World Bank PIC is open 10am-6pm, closed Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.

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Health Sector Strategy and Collaboration with JapanEdit

February 3, 2009, Tokyo - The World Bank organized a public seminar entitled "World Bank's Sector Strategy for Health, Nutrition and Population Results and Collaboration with Japan" today, whose main speakers were Mr. Julian Schweitzer, Director for Health, Nutrition and Population and Mr. Armin Fidler, Lead Advisor for Strategy and Policy. Prof. Keizo Takemi of Harvard University and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) introduced the main points of the recommendations proposed by the "Takemi Group" for G8 follow-up actions to strengthen global health.

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Career in Health Sector for DevelopmentEdit

January 31, 2009, Tokyo - The Health Co-operative Association of JCCU, together with the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo) and others, organized a videoconference seminar called "International Cooperation and Health: Health for everyone!" which connected Tokyo, Osaka and Kathmandu via videoconference. Health development experts and professionals shared their career experiences for the benefit of medical students.

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Independent Living Centers for Persons with Disabilities in PakistanEdit

January 29, 2009, Tokyo - The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) finances a project in Pakistan known as "Promoting Independent Living Amongst Persons with Disabilities"to support persons with disabilities in the earthquake-affected areas in Pakistan. Mr. Shafiq Ur Rehman, Manager of the Milestone Society, who leads this JSDF activity, introduced the program at the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo).

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Earthquake Resilient Technology for Developing CountriesEdit

January 26, 2009, Tokyo - The Building Research Institute (BRI) and World Bank Public Information Center(PIC Tokyo) co-organized a coffee hour today featuring cutting-edge and low-cost earthquake resilient technologies which can be utilized for non-engineered houses in developing countries. Dr. Tatsuo Narafu of BRI and his research team presented these technologies during the event.

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Photographic Exhibition of World Heritage in Croatia at PIC TokyoEdit

January 26, 2009, Tokyo - A photo exhibition of Croatian World Heritage sites started today at the World Bank Public Information Center in Tokyo (PIC Tokyo), co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia, and sponsored by the World Heritage Academy.

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Students from Keio and Wako Universties Visit World Bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

January 21, 2009, Tokyo - 18 undergraduate students studying development at Keio and Wako Universities under Prof. Bambang Rudyanto visited the World Bank Tokyo Office today. Koichi Omori, Communications Associate of the World Bank Tokyo Office, discussed global development issues, the role of the World Bank, and its recruitment and scholarship programs.

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Working at the World Bank Kabul OfficeEdit

January 20, 2009, Tokyo - Mr. Yoichi Ishihara, Senior Economist in the World Bank Kabul Office, shared his career experiences in Afghanistan and Indonesia, during a session of the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo) coffee hour career series, joined by Japanese students and young professionals who are strongly interested in pursuing career opportunities in development.

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Transport Ministerial Conference in Global Environment and EnergyEdit

January 16, 2009, Tokyo - The Ministerial Conference on Global Environment and Energy in Transport ended a two-day program today in Tokyo, adopting a Ministerial Declaration calling for further international actions and collaboration. Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso opened the conference, and it was chaired by Transport Minister Mr. Kazuyoshi Kaneko. Mr. Jamal Saghir, World Bank Director for Energy, Transport and Water, gave the keynote speech during the first session on January 15.

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African Night features South African Gospel MusicEdit

January 15, 2009, Tokyo - Ms. Duduzile Nkabinde, a South African national, and staff member at the Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC), spoke about her country and sang South African gospel, at the "African Night" event held today atin the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo). It was co-organized with SHARE, a Japanese NGO supporting AIDS-affected in South Africa.

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Local Banks from Kyushu visited World Bank Tokyo OfficeEdit

January 8, 2009, Tokyo - Representatives of 12 Japanese local commercial banks in Kyushu visited the World Bank Tokyo Office today. World Bank Special Representative for Japan Mr. Kazushige Taniguchi, the Treasury Department's Japan Representative Mr. Yoshiyuki Arima, and IFC Deputy Representative Mr. Koichi Hiramoto gave presentations as an introduction to World Bank Group activities, and lending and borrowing programs.

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Orphan Meets Artist/Artist Meets OrphanEdit

January 6, 2009, Tokyo - A special exhibit of the "Orphan Meets Artist/Artist Meets Orphan (OMA)" project started today at the World Bank Public Information Center (PIC Tokyo), an initiative in which comtemporary artist Tatsuo Miyajima will organize an art workshop together with orphans who have lost their parents to AIDS in Uganda later this month. OMA is a unique project connecting Japanese artists and these orphans in Africa via videoconference, sponsored by World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center.

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Anshuman Bhardwaj 06:04, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

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