Japan : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 2, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

A sustained decline in fertility rates underlies a rapid aging and decline of Japan's population. This will have profound social and economic implications. The paper illustrates the difficult situation facing Japanese fiscal policy in the years ahead. The findings of this paper indicate that there may be a role for foreign exchange interventions in providing stimulus at the current conjuncture. Deposit insurance reform is a central element in the government strategy to strengthen the Japanese banking system. The unemployment-deflation puzzle in Japan has been explained.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/144

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 2, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820591/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0032000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

113

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