The complexity and the uncertainty of the global economy require macroeconomic policy makers and managers to work with the latest economic information, the freshest innovative thinking, and the best new approaches to macroeconomic management. With the generous support of the Japanese government and the IMF, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) will host the fifth Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar for Asia (JIMS). The theme of JIMS2016 is “Achieving Balanced and Sustainable Growth in Asia.” JIMS will invite leading scholars and practitioners to share their insights on three critical issues: financial stability, fiscal sustainability, and regional integration and inclusive growth. JIMS welcomes the participation of senior macroeconomic policy makers from Asia Pacific countries and provides a forum for a candid and productive exchange of views and sharing of country-specific experiences. JIMS will serve as a platform for macroeconomic policy dialogue and will contribute to policy coordination for regional economic growth and integration.