Japan : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 11, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the key features of the Japanese business cycle, and investigates whether the current recovery differs from past recoveries. In particular, this paper poses the following questions: what are the main characteristics of Japanese business cycles since 1980, and what happens to output, expenditure components, and prices over the cycle? The paper reviews the recent performance and policy issues with respect to the banking sector, insurance sector, and public financial sector in Japan. The stability of the financial sector is also assessed.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/247

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 11, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820577/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

70

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