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Japanese Representative Office (JRO)

The JRO serves as the focal point for interaction between ADB and its constituencies in Japan.

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa

Masatsugu Asakawa is the President of ADB and the Chairperson of ADB's Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB's Board of Governors and assumed office in January 2020.

ADB and Japan: Fact Sheet

Updated yearly, this provides information on Japan's contributions to ADB in terms of capital subscription and funding, the country's delegates in ADB, and involvement of Japanese companies and consultants in ADB projects.

Investor Presentation

The ADB Investor Presentation provides an overview of the Asian Development Bank, its operations, and other information relevant to prospective investors.

Our Role

Raise public awareness about ADB and the Asia-Pacific region.

Mobilize resources from the public and private sectors in Japan for ADB operations.

Serve as ADB's liaison to government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders in Japan by providing information and through coordination.


Harumi KODAMA (Ms)Representative  E-mail
Ushio TASHIBU (Mr)Deputy Representative  E-mail
Masakazu SHIBATA (Mr)External Relations Officer  E-mail
Keiko KAWAZU (Ms)Administration and Communications Coordinator  E-mail
Keiko HAMADA-CHAKMA (Ms)Associate Administration and Communications Coordinator  E-mail
Yoko TAKAHASHI (Ms)Office Assistant  E-mail
Jo YAMAGATA (Mr)Private Sector Advisory  E-mail

Holidays 2021

The Japanese Representative Office (JRO) will be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1 (Friday)
Coming of the Age Day January 11 (Monday)
Showa Day April 29 (Thursday)
Health and Sports Day1 July 23 (Friday), Date changed for 2021
Mountain Day2 (Observed) August 9 (Monday), Date changed for 2021
Respect for the Aged Day September 20 (Monday)
Labor Thanksgiving Day November 23 (Tuesday)
New Year's Eve December 29, 30, 31 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

1Health and Sports Day moved from the second Monday in October to July 23, to coincide with the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.

2Mountain Day is brought forward by two days and will be observed on August 9, to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Holidays 2022

The Japanese Representative Office (JRO) will be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 3 (Monday)
National Foundation Day February 11 (Friday)
Vernal Equinox Day March 21 (Monday)
Showa Day April 29 (Friday)
Marine Day July 18 (Monday)
Respect for the Aged Day September 19 (Monday)
Sports Day October 10 (Monday)
Culture Day November 3 (Thursday)
New Year's Eve December 29 - 30 (Thursday, Friday)

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Japanese Representative Office (JRO)

Kasumigaseki Building 8F
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-6008, Japan

 Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

  Tel +81 3 35043160
  Fax +81 3 35043165