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Date : September 28, 2021

ADB President Asakawa on the Asian Economic Forecast and the Response to the Covid Crisis

post date : 2021.09.01

Led by China and India, Asia has been called the world’s economic growth center, but with the continued spread of COVID-19, the appearance of variant strains, and inequal distribution of vaccines, how the recovery from the pandemic will play out remains unclear.


The Asian Development Bank has predicted that the economies of developing countries in Asia will grow by 7.2% this year, but how will the recovery proceed for the Asian economy overall, which has a major impact on the global economy? What key points will be most important to this recovery? 


The FPCJ has invited Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, President of the Asian Development Bank, to discuss the Bank’s response to the pandemic and the future of the Asian economy.  

■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar. 

■Theme: ADB President Asakawa on the Asian Economic Forecast and the Response to the Covid Crisis

■Date: September 28 (Tue.), 2021, 14:00-15:00 (Deadline for application: Noon, Sept. 27)

■Briefer: Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

■Language: Simultaneous English interpretation of original Japanese is available

  *NOTE: To listen to the English interpretation, be sure to install the Zoom app ahead of time

              (the Interpretation button is not displayed in the browser version).


As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on September 27.  As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).

■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.

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