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About

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 189 member countries to present a consensus on development issues.

The Executive Director is a member of the Audit Committee (AC) (pdf) and the Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Governance Matters (COGAM) (pdf).

See also WBG country website for Japan.

 

THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (EDS02)

  • Takashi Miyahara
    Takashi Miyahara

    Executive Director

  • Takahiro Tsuda
    Takahiro Tsuda

    Alternate Executive Director : EDS02

Highlights

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The World Bank
News

Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (HEPR) Umbrella Program

Given the urgency for stronger global health security and the need to help developing countries get better prepared for disease outbreaks, the World Bank Group established the new Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (HEPR) Umbrella Program to support eligible countries and territories to improve their capacities to prepare for, prevent, respond and mitigate the impact of epidemics on people.

The World Bank
Publication

Frontline: Preparing Healthcare Systems for Shocks

new World Bank report - Frontline : Preparing Healthcare Systems for Shocks from Disasters to Pandemics - offers recommendations to better prepare health systems to respond to a wide range of shocks, from seasonal demand surges, to pandemics, climate change, and disasters. The report was funded by the Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries (Japan Program).

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Blog

Financing SDG2: Hunger and malnutrition –what will it take?

Basic sustenance has become unaffordable for the world’s poorest, and disruptions of health and nutrition services will have long term consequences. Even before the pandemic, the world was not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) goal of Zero Hunger.

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In Depth

The World Bank
Apr 22, 2021

Member Countries

The organizations that make up the World Bank Group are owned by the governments of member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organizations on all matters, including policy issues.

The World Bank
Apr 22, 2021

Boards of Directors

The Boards of Directors consist of the World Bank Group President and 25 Executive Directors acting as a unit to consider and decide on loans, credits and grants; private sector support, political risk guarantees, ...

The World Bank
Aug 21, 2013

Japan Social Development Fund

JSDF is an official development assistance program funded for World Bank by the government of Japan.

The World Bank
Feb 28, 2012

Mapping for Results

This site helps visualize locations of Bank-financed projects so that development impact can be more transparent and better monitored.