The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund (The Parliamentary Network or PNoWB)
Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network (PNoWB Japan)
The Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network (PNoWB Japan) was established in May 2004 under the chairmanship of The Honorable Masahiko KOMURA as the Japan branch of the Parliamentary Network at the global level. Following successive chairmanships under The Honorable Masahiko KOMURA (2004-2017) and The Honorable Asahiko MIHARA (2017-January 2022), PNoWB Japan is headed by the Honorable Takehiko MATSUMOTO, with a membership of more than 50 MPs. Key activities of PNoWB Japan include engagement with visiting World Bank Group senior management and more recently, virtual and on-line consultations with WBG Headquarters in Washington.
Highlights from recent activities of the Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network (PNoWB Japan)
IFC Vice President Elena Bourganskaia meets Japanese Parliamentarians
December 7, 2022 – IFC Vice president Elena Bourganskaia, while visiting Tokyo, met with Members of the Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB). 15 MPs attended, including Chair Matsumoto, who was recently appointed as the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. Head of the Lower House Finance Committee also attended the meeting. IFCVP covered broad areas of activities undertaken by IFC, including the IFC’s co-financing with Japanese financial institutions and the private sector.