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July 23, 2014
July 31, 2013
July 25, 2012
July 13, 2011
July 2, 2010

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 0.9 0.8
Consumer Prices 2.7 2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2014)
Please refer to more recent PIN/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

Japan: Financial Position in the Fund

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Japan and the IMF
Updated October 16, 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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January 01, 2010 -- The Outlook for Financing Japan’s Public Debt
Author/Editor: Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 10/19
December 10, 2009 -- Building a Post-Crisis Global Economy—An Address to the Japan Society, By John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
December 01, 2009 -- “Lost Decade” in Translation:What Japan’s Crisis could Portend about Recovery from the Great Recession
Author/Editor: Syed, Murtaza H. | Kang, Kenneth | Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 09/282
October 21, 2009 -- Impact of the Global Financial Crisis and Its Implications for the East Asian Economy, Keynote Speech by Mr. Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, At the Korea International Financial Association, First International Conference
October 20, 2009 -- Asia, the Financial Crisis, and Global Economic Governance, Speech by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Conference, Santa Barbara, California
October 06, 2009 -- Statement by the Hon. Naoki Minezaki, Temporary Alternate Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Japan, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 312Kb
October 04, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the Hon. Hirohisa Fujii, Minister of Finance, Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 317Kb
October 04, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Asia and Pacific with Anoop Singh, Director, Asia and Pacific Department
October 01, 2009 -- Monetary Policy and the Lost Decade: Lessons from Japan
Author/Editor: Leigh, Daniel
Series: Working Paper No. 09/232
September 21, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Close Ties Led to Crisis in World’s Five Major Economies
Integrated financial and banking systems and close trade ties were major factors in spreading the worst financial crisis in 60 years, a new IMF study finds.
September 01, 2009 -- Constructing Forecast Confidence Bands During the Financial Crisis
Author/Editor: Chen, Huigang | Clinton, Kevin | Johnson, Marianne | Kamenik, Ondra | Laxton, Douglas
Series: Working Paper No. 09/214
August 14, 2009 -- Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations
Subject: Article IV consultations | United States | Europe | Japan | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Financial crisis | Spillovers | Banking systems | Credit risk | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Risk management | Background papers | Staff studies in progress
July 21, 2009 -- Transcript of a Media Conference Call on Proposed SDR Allocation
July 16, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Sees Recovery in Japan If World Economy Improves
The IMF upgrades its growth forecast for Japan for 2010, but warns of the need for further measures if the outlook worsens. The IMF’s annual assessment of the Japanese economy says the improved outlook is partly a result of Tokyo’s strong fiscal response.
July 15, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 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 15, 2009 -- Japan: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 09/210
July 15, 2009 -- Japan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 09/211
July 08, 2009 -- Financial Market Update:
Financial conditions have improved, as unprecedented policy intervention has reduced the risk of systemic collapse and expectations of economic recovery have risen. Nonetheless, vulnerabilities remain and complacency must be avoided. The financial sector continues to be dependent on significant public support, resulting in an unparalleled transfer of risk from the private to the public sector. At the same time, however, work will need to begin on exit strategies from the various financial, monetary, and fiscal support policies in order to address market uncertainty. Medium-term policies need to ensure that steps taken to normalize policies and markets are consistent with establishing a lasting framework of sound financial regulation, sustainable fiscal balances, and the maintenance of price stability.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; русский.
June 24, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Households Hit Hard by Wealth Losses
The financial crisis has erased a considerable amount of household wealth in many advanced economies. The precipitous fall in asset prices—across equity, bond, and housing markets—has eroded the value of financial and housing assets and the net worth of households, according to IMF research.
May 20, 2009 -- 2009 Article IV Consultation with Japan:Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
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.

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