Japan joined the World Bank in August 1952, the year after the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. Starting in 1953, a number of projects were implemented in Japan with World Bank loans for the development of the nation’s economic foundation.
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February 25, 2015 — The Liberian Government and the World Bank Group in partnership with the Government of Japan, today launched a new $3 million project to address the psychological effects of Liberia’s Ebola crisis in the country. Read More »
January 26, 2015 — East Asia's urban population grew by 200 million between 2000 and 2010, according to newly released data. China’s Pearl River Delta overtook Tokyo to become the world’s largest urban area, with 42 million people. A new platform lets users with no GIS experience access, analyze, and share urban data.Read More »
January 13, 2015 — The global economy is still struggling to gain momentum, while many large developing economies are less dynamic than in the past, says the latest Global Economic Prospects report. As a result, the World Bank Group has cut its growth forecast for the global economy.Read More »