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Japan joined the World Bank Group on August 13, 1952 and since then it has  strengthened its status as a creditor in the 1970s. Japan became one of the largest shareholders.

The Executive Director represents Japan in the Executive Boards of the World Bank Group. Jointly with the other 24 Executive Directors, they oversee and govern the business of the World Bank Group. The Executive Director is supported by his advisory and administrative staff who are committed to working with the 188 member countries to present a consensus on development issues.

The Executive Director also serves as Vice Chair of the Human Resources Committee (pdf), and a member of the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) (pdf).

See also WBG country website for Japan.

 


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Kazuhiko Koguchi

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Daiho Fujii
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Paid in Contributions in IBRD/IDA/IFC Trust Funds by Japan

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Contact

The World Bank Group
1818 H Street, N.W. Mail Stop: MC 13-1310
Washington, DC 20433 USA
Fax: +1 202-522-1581
eds02@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds02

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    Kazuhiko Koguchi

    Executive Director
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    Daiho Fujii

    Alternate Executive Director
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    Natsuki Tsuda

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
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    Kazuki Naradate

    Advisor to the Executive Director
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    Toshiyuki Shimano

    Advisor to the Executive Director
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    Yumi Suzuki

    Advisor to the Executive Director
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    Chihiro Tazaki

    Advisor to the Executive Director


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    Yuki Inatsugi

    Program Assistant
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    Masae Stevens

    Program Assistant
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Kazuhiko Koguchi

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Constituency Highlights

Japan has been a member of the World Bank since 1952. A number of projects were implemented in Japan with World Bank loans for the development of the nation’s economic foundation, such as electric power generation, basic industries development, transportation, water, and infrastructure.

Japan graduated from borrower status in 1967 and has since strengthened its status at the World Bank. In 1984, Japan became the second largest shareholder of the World Bank, gaining a greater voice as one of its most important partners. In 2012, moving toward recovery and reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan again became the hosting nation for the Annual Meetings. As part of intellectual contributions from Japan to the world, topics of the Meetings include lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and Global Health based on Japan’s experience of universal health insurance for more than 50 years. 

The Executive Director and staff represent the interests of Japan for considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantee proposals and IDA credit, grant and guarantee proposals made by the President, and decisions on policies that guide the Bank's general operations.

In addition, this office has the responsibilities of presenting to the Board of Governors, presenting at the Annual Meetings, providing an audit of accounts, and creating an administrative budget and annual report of the Bank's operations and policies.


Meet the Executive Director
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Kazuhiko Koguchi

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Alternate Executive Director
Daiho Fujii
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Allocation of Votes by Organization

Member countries are allocated votes at the time of membership and subsequently for additional subscriptions to capital. Votes are allocated differently in each organization.

IBRD: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of the Bank's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IFC: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of IFC's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IDA: Each member receives the votes it is allocated under IDA replenishments according to the rules established in each IDA replenishment resolution. Votes consist of subscription votes and membership votes.

MIGA: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of MIGA's capital stock held by the member) plus parity votes, calculated so that the aggregate number of votes of category 1 and category 2 members is the same. Members choose which category they want to join at the time of membership. Category 1 members were originally defined as developed countries and category 2 members as developing countries.

Voting Status by Executive Director:

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Kazuhiko Koguchi

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Alternate Executive Director
Daiho Fujii
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE WEBSITES
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World Bank Group Projects

Information concerning current and past IBRD and IDA projects can be found using the World Bank’s Project Database. To visualize the Bank's operations, you can also take advantage of Mapping for Results, an innovative site that geocodes Bank's projects worldwide.

IFC projects can be found using the IFC Project Database. MIGA projects can be found using the MIGA Project Database.




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Use Mapping for Results tool to visualize the locations of World Bank-financed projects.
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