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Yuri Okina

Research Director and Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.; Executive Vice President, National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

Yuri Okina

Residency: May 2–12, 2011

Public Talk: May 3, 2011 on "Transforming Japanese Governance: Evaluation of the Impact of IRCJ and ETIC”

Residency Summary

Yuri Okina spoke on "Transforming Japanese Governance: Evaluation of the Impact of IRCJ and ETIC." She also addressed students at a luncheon about "Labor Issues for Professional Women in Japan." She participated in the IR/PS-sponsored "Immigration on the National and Local Level" in Japan conference as well as took part in an GPS Town Hall meeting following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


Aside from being the research director and Chief Senior Economist of Japan Research Institute, Ltd., she is also director at Japan's National Institute for Research Advancement and at the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Commission. She has published extensively on Japan's financial systems, most recent of which is the “Financial Crisis and Prudential Policy” (Nihonkeizaishinbun Shuppansha, 2010). She is a member of various groups such as the Financial Services Agency Council on Financial Services and the Government Tax Research Specialists Commission. She has been an invited professor at Waseda University and Keio University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA in economic management research.


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