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About IDE

Our Goal: Intellectual Contributions to the World
The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) aims to make intellectual contributions to the world as a leading center of social-science research on developing regions. We accumulate locally-grounded knowledge on these areas, clarify the conditions and issues they are facing, and disseminate a better understanding of these areas both domestically and abroad. These activities provide an intellectual foundation to facilitate cooperation between Japan and the international community for addressing development issues.
Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
(A research institution affiliated with JETRO, which is an incorporated administrative agency)
Takashi Shiraishi
Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
Wakaba 3-2-2, Mihamaku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, 261-8545, Japan
TEL: +81-43-299-9500 FAX: +81-43-299-9724 E-mail:
Brief History
1958: Institute of Developing Economies (juridical foundation) established.
1960: The institute reorganized into a semi-governmental body under the "Institute of Developing Economies Law."
1998: July 1st, merged with JETRO.
1999: December 1st, moved to the metropolitan center of Makuhari City, Chiba Prefecture.
2003: October 1st, reorganized into an incorporated administrative agency.
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