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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).
|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.
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|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.
|May 20, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2009 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan|
|May 18, 2009 -- Overcoming the Great Recession An Address to the Japan National Press Club, Remarks by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo, May 18, 2009|
|May 12, 2009 -- Why Has Asia Been Hit So Hard By The Global Economic and Financial Crisis? Presentation by Mr. Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director, IMF, at the Eighteenth General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council|
|May 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Crisis Deals Sharp Blow to Asian Growth|
The impact of the global economic crisis on Asia has been swifter and often deeper than for other regions, partly because of Asia’s export dependence and close integration into the global economy, according to a new report by the IMF.
|May 01, 2009 -- Why Are Japanese Wages So Sluggish?|
Author/Editor: Sommer, Martin
Series: Working Paper No. 09/97
|April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the Hon. Kaoru Yosano, Minister of Finance of Japan|
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 293Kb
|April 22, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook|
|March 25, 2009 -- Japan: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism|
Series: Country Report No. 09/101
|March 24, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by International Monetary Fund First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky on Steps to Reform IMF Financing Facilities with Reza Moghadam, Director of the Strategy Policy and Review Department, Caroline Atkinson, Director of the External Relations Department, and Lorenzo Giorgianni of the Strategy, Policy and Review Department|
|March 19, 2009 -- Japan’s Policy Response to its Financial Crisis: Parallels with the U.S. Today, Opening remarks by Anoop Singh,Director,Asia and Pacific Department,IMF|
|March 18, 2009 -- Why Has Japan Been Hit So Hard by the Global Recession?|
Author/Editor: Sommer, Martin
Series: Staff Position Note No. 2009/05