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Research Director Megumi KASHIWAGI

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Megumi KASHIWAGI

Visiting Scholar, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
Certified Tax Accountant
Certified Project Management Professional
Visiting research fellow, Chuo University

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Expertise

  • Public Finance and Public local Government Finance
    Healthcare and Social Security Services
    Pension
    Taxation and Tax collection
    Public Accounting

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Education

  • 2014 Ph.D in Economics, Chuo University, Tokyo.
  • 2001 M.A. in Economics, Chuo University, Tokyo.
  • 1991 B.A. in Economics, Yokohama City University, Yokohama.

Career

  • 2018.01- present Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
  • 2018.01- present Visiting Scholar, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
  • 2016.10 - present a lecturer, Local Autonomy College
  • 2016.04 - 2018.03 Visiting Professor, Hakuo University
  • 2009.04 - 2017.12 Senior Research Fellow, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
  • 2001.04 - 2009.03 Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI), Tokyo
  • 1991.04 - 1996.12 Obayashi Corporation, Tokyo

Publications

    "British NHS Reform under the Blair and Brown administration" Nihon Hyoronsha, December 2014
    “System of Japanese Local Tax” Gakuyo Shobo Publishing, Febrary 2014.
    “Public sector accounting reform of France, and the trend of public accounting systems modernization” FRI Opinion October 2008.
    “The new public sector accounting system - The standard model and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications’ revised model” FRI Opinion May 2008.
    Jichitai no Credit Shuno (Credit card transactions of tax and fees for public services), Gakuyo Shobo Publishing, 2007.
    “A New Look at the Taxation System in Regard to Retirement Benefits: Lump-Sum Allowance and Corporate Pensions” FRI Research Report No.157 March 2003.
    “A Policy Aimed Toward Raising the Regional Tax Collection Rate: Electronic Applications and Integrated Tax Systems” FRI Research Report No.129 February 2002.

Papers

  • "The Promotion of Social Enterprise in the NHS", International Public Economy Studies No.23, Japan CIRIEC, September 2012.
  • "The Challenge of Expanding Opportunities of Private Healthcare Providers for Patient Choice in the NHS under the Blair Administration", Government Auditing Review No.46, Board of Audit of Japan, September 2012
  • "Study of Healthcare PFI Reform under the Blair Government", Local Public Finanace Studies, Vol.19, Japan Institute of Local Public Finance, March 2012.
  • "Study of the Blair Government's Healthcare Reform from a Fiscal Health and Fairness Perspective", Public Finanace Studies, Vol.7, Japan Institute of Public Finance, September 2011.
  • "Process, performance, challenges of NHS healthcare reform in Blair’s era -Current situation of National Programme for IT in the NHS-", International Public Economy Studies No.20, Japan CIRIEC, November 2009.

Others

    Main seminars/presentations

    "Tax Administration of Japanese local goverenment",The 5th International Tax Dialogue (ITD) global conference, December 2013.

    “How to Collect Tax Ffficiently”, Shiga Prefecture, November 2012.

    “PFI of the England National Healthecare Service”, Toyo University, November 2011.

    “New Taxation Policy”, Nagano Prefecture, November 2011.

    “French Fiscal Reform: LOLF”, Seminar of The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) of International University of Japan , July 2010.

    ※LOLF stands for la loi organique relative aux lois de finances

    “The approach for new public sector accounting system”, Fujitsu Solutions Forum 2008 in Kansai, July 2008.

    “The approach for new public sector accounting system”, Fujitsu Solutions Forum 2008 in Tokai, July 2008.

    “The current condition and the practical subject of credit card transaction in local governments”, Consumer Credit Study Group, March 2008.

    “The Possibilities of the credit card business in administrative services”, Japan Consumer Credit Industry Association, January 2006.

    “The new business opportunity of Public services” FRI Forum 2005, November 2005.

    Professional Memberships

    Member of International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF)

    Member of International Fiscal Association (IFA)

    Member of the Japan Institute of Public Finance

    Member of the Japan Institute of Local Public Finance

    Member of Japan Pension Research Council

    Member of Japan Society of Research and Information on Public and Co-operative Economy, Japan (CIRIEC)

    Council and Committes Memberships

    Member of Committee for Public Enterprises of Ministry of Internal Affairs and communications, 2017-present

    Member of Experts Committee for Perfomance Review of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2016-present

    Member of Council for Property Tax of Ministry of Internal Affairs and communications, 2017-present

    Member of Council for Public Finance of Tokyo Metropolitan, 2016-present

    Member of Council for Public accounting of Ministry of Internal Affairs and communications, 2016

    Member of Council for Property tax of Tokyo Metropolitan, 2016

    Member of Council for Tax Collection Reform of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2013-present

    Member of Council for Automobile Tax Reform of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2013-present

    Member of special committees for Taxation of Yokohama city, 2014-present

    Member of special committees for Social Security Policy of Nagano Prefecture, 2012-2014

    Member of Council for local government service reform of Cabinet Office, 2013-present

    Member of special committees for the taxation policies of Kanagawa Prefecture, 2003-2007 (except 2006)


    Awards

    Awards of CIRIEC Japan 2015 (for the book "British NHS Reform under the Blair and Brown administration") 2015.12

    FRI President's Award of the second half in 2004 (for business profit of the second half in 2004) 2005.06