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Megumi KASHIWAGI

Megumi KASHIWAGI

Research Director

Visiting Scholar, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Governance Studies -Public Policy School-, Meiji University
Advisor of the financial process reform of the City of Yokohama
Certified Tax Accountant
Certified Project Management Professional
Visiting research fellow, Chuo University
[Research Themes]
Research on tax reform and tax administration reform
Research on the national and local government finances

Expertise

  • Public Finance and Public local Government Finance
  • Tax Policy
  • Tax Administration
  • Public Accounting
  • Healthcare and Social Security Services

Profile

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

2019.04 - present Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Public Policy, Meiji University
2018.07 - present Advisor of the financial process reform of the City of Yokohama
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, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
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

  • "The e-filing System of Japan" in the 52nd CIAT General Assembly, May 2018.
  • "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