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Japan and the IMF
Updated September 30, 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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April 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Fiscal Monitor
April 16, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Policy Actions Improve Prospects for Global Economy
The global economy is expected to continue mending gradually, says the IMF, whose latest forecast of economic growth projects 3.3 percent growth in 2013, and 4 percent in 2014. But with old dangers remaining and new risks emerging, policymakers cannot afford to relax their efforts.
April 11, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
April 10, 2013 -- "The Global Policy Actions Needed to Stay Ahead of the Crisis" By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
April 09, 2013 -- Transcript of WEO Analytical Chapters Press Conference
April 07, 2013 -- "Fulfilling the Asian Dream—Lasting Growth and Shared Prosperity" By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
April 03, 2013 -- 9th ASEAN Central Bank Governors' Meeting, Presentation by Naoyuki Shinohara,Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
February 18, 2013 -- Mountains of debt: the Cliffs, Slopes and Uncharted Territories of Today’s Public Finances in Advanced Economies
February 16, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, at the Conclusion of the Group of 20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting; February 16, 2013; Moscow, Russia
February 11, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Reforms Needed to Restore High Growth in Japan
Despite robust per capita GDP growth in Japan in recent years, the world’s third largest economy must pursue a comprehensive package of reforms if high growth is to be restored, a top level seminar in Tokyo has heard.
January 23, 2013 -- Transcript of World Economic Outlook Update
January 23, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Modest Growth Pickup in 2013, Projects IMF
Global growth will strengthen gradually in 2013, says the IMF in an update to its World Economic Outlook, as the constraints on economic activity start to ease this year. But the recovery is slow, and the report stresses that policies must address downside risks to bolster growth.
January 17, 2013 -- Transcript of Managing Director's New Year Press Briefing
January 10, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Gathers Experts to Discuss Design of Fiscally Sustainable and Equitable Pension Systems in Asia
December 20, 2012 -- Global Bonding: Do U.S. Bond and Equity Spillovers Dominate Global Financial Markets?
Author/Editor: Bayoumi, Tamim | Bui, Trung
Series: Working Paper No. 12/298
December 11, 2012 -- What Role Can Financial Policies Play in Revitalizing SMEs in Japan?
Author/Editor: Lam, Raphael | Shin, Jongsoon
Series: Working Paper No. 12/291
December 04, 2012 -- Pension Reforms in Japan
Author/Editor: Kashiwase, Kenichiro | Nozaki, Masahiro | Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 12/285
November 29, 2012 -- Japanese Youth Speak Out - Finance & Development, December 2012
Tomoko Kaida, Daisuke Gatanaga, and Kenji Nakada - A student essay contest for Japanese university students, organized by the IMF, the Japanese Ministry of Finance, and the Bank of Japan, asked contestants to write about the global economy and the role of the IMF. The three winners were invited to participate in a Youth Dialogue panel at the 2012 IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo with IMF Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik and youth representatives from across Asia.
November 14, 2012 -- Press Release:IMF Launches Japanese-Funded Project to Improve External Sector Statistics in the Pacific
November 12, 2012 -- Resolving The Crisis And Restoring Healthy Growth: Why Deleveraging Matters? by David Lipton, IMF First Deputy Managing Director

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