Mr. Masato Miyazaki is the World Bank’s Special Representative in Japan since August 2017.
Since joining the Ministry of Finance in 1984, he has worked on both domestic issues (e.g. budget and macro-economic analysis) and international issues (e.g. foreign exchange and international monetary system). In addition, he has long experience at international organisations. In the wake of the end of the Cold War, he participated in the process of establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as Japanese ED's advisor. When the Financial Stability Forum (now the FSB) was created following the Asian crisis, he joined its secretariat as the first finance ministry official to hold a position at the BIS. Between 2008 and 2016, he worked at the IMF as Advisor, first leading missions to Bangladesh and Vietnam, and then reviewing policy and analytical papers before management approval. On his return, he was appointed as Deputy Vice Minister for Finance for International Affairs, working mainly on Japan’s bilateral relations with other advanced economies. He also teaches international finance at the University of Tokyo as visiting professor.
Mr. Miyazaki holds a B. A. in Law from University of Tokyo and an M. Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford.