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President Banga meets with members of the Japan Chapter

January 23, 2024

The Japan Chapter, led by Chair MP Matsumoto who is also serving as the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, met with Ajay Banga who was visiting Japan for the first time as World Bank president. 20 MPs joined the meeting, including 3 ministers (Chair Matsumoto, Health Minister Takemi, and Environment Minister Ito), 1 state minister (MP Abe in charge of national education), and 2 vice ministers (MP Seto in charge of finance and MP Nakano in charge of justice). Lower House Finance Committee Chair MP Tsushima joined the meeting as well. MPs discussed a variety of Bank-related issues, including the Evolution process, IDA, disaster risk management, debt, and Japanese national staff at the Bank.