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Japan and the IMF
Updated August 5, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 23, 2014. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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October 23, 2010 -- Transcript: IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and First Deputy Managing Director John Lipksy at the conclusion of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in Gyeongju, Korea
October 12, 2010 -- Transcript of the Civil Society Organizations Townhall Meeting
October 10, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacific
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Yoshihiko Noda, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Japan
On behalf of: Japan. PDF File Size: 334Kb
October 08, 2010 -- Statement by the Hon. Yoshihiko Noda, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Japan
PDF File Size: 554Kb
September 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations, International Monetary Fund
September 17, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Signs Agreements Totaling SDR 5.3 billion with Japan, the Banque de France, the United Kingdom and the People's Bank of China to Support Lending to Low-Income Countries
September 07, 2010 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Release of IMF Staff Position Notes on Fiscal Matters
July 14, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Japan
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 14, 2010 -- Japan: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/211
July 14, 2010 -- Japan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 10/212
July 14, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Calls for Japan to Rein In Debt
Japan's economy is gaining strength following the global recession but, with a sharpened global focus on sovereign risks in some countries, the government needs to draw up a credible fiscal adjustment plan to secure long-term economic health, IMF economists say in their regular review of the Japanese economy.
July 08, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report Updates with Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, and José Viñals, Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, with Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
July 07, 2010 -- Financial Market Update:
Despite generally improved economic conditions and a long period of healing after the failure of Lehman Brothers, progress toward global financial stability has recently experienced a setback. Sovereign risks in parts of the euro area have materialized and spread to the financial sector there, threatening to spill over to other regions and re-establish an adverse feedback loop with the economy. Further decisive follow-up is needed to the significant national and supranational policy responses that have been taken in order to strengthen confidence in the financial system and ensure continuation of the economic recovery. Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский; and 한국어.
June 01, 2010 -- Currency Hedging for International Portfolios
Author/Editor: Schmittmann, Jochen M.
Series: Working Paper No. 10/151
May 21, 2010 -- Japan—2010 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
May 19, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2010 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan
May 19, 2010 -- Systemic Challenges for Global Finance and Priorities for Reform, Remarks by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF, delivered at the seminar, Reshaping the Global Financial Landscape:Implications for Asia
May 19, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Call for Coordinated Approach to Global Financial Reforms
International cooperation to reform the global financial order is needed to ensure future, stable growth, a top IMF official tells a global finance seminar in Tokyo that also highlights the role of Asia in shaping the debate.
May 01, 2010 -- Managing the Exit: Lessons from Japan's Reversal of Unconventional Monetary Policy
Author/Editor: Syed, Murtaza H. | Yamaoka, Hiromi
Series: Working Paper No. 10/114

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