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Japan and the IMF
Updated December 15, 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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June 16, 2011 -- Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan: Why, When, How?
Author/Editor: Kang, Kenneth | Keen, Michael | Pradhan, Mahmood | Mooij, Ruud A.
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 11/13
June 15, 2011 -- Changing Patterns of Global Trade
Subject: International trade | United States | Japan | China | Euro Area | Export markets | Trade integration | Exports | Supply elasticity | Demand elasticity | Export prices | Export growth
June 10, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Supporting Aging Populations as Demographics Shift
Demographic changes are threatening the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young, says the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine in a cover story. The world’s population is projected to rise to 9 billion by 2050.
June 08, 2011 -- 2011 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.
June 08, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2011 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan
June 08, 2011 -- Transcript of the IMF Press Conference on the Article IV Consultation Mission to Japan
June 08, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Japan Set to Recover Sharply, but Disaster Takes Heavy Toll
Japan’s huge earthquake and devastating tsunami last March have taken a heavy toll on the country’s economy, and even though output will revive in the second half of the year as reconstruction takes hold, the IMF projects overall growth for the year will fall to -0.7 percent this year.
May 19, 2011 -- 10th Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture (Transcript), “Global Recovery and Global Cooperation: The Challenges Ahead”, Peterson Institute for International Economics, John Lipsky - Acting Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
April 28, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Spring 2011 Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook
April 28, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Asia Likely to Suffer Economic Repercussions From Japan Earthquake
The earthquake and tsunami which devastated much of Japan’s north east coastal region earlier this year will affect economic activity not only in Japan, but also other Asian countries over the coming months, predicts the IMF.
April 16, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the IMF Asia Pacific Department
April 16, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Strong Growth for Asia with Risk of Overheating
Economic growth in Asia is expected to slow to a more sustainable rate of nearly 7 percent in 2011—12, but new risks to the region have emerged including the growing danger of overheating, says the Director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, Anoop Singh.
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Yoshihiko Noda, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 443Kb
April 13, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report
April 12, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Fiscal Monitor
April 11, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook
April 07, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Workshop Outlines Japanese-Funded Project to Help Asia and Pacific Countries Produce Internationally Comparable National Accounts and Price Statistics
April 07, 2011 -- Presentation to the Central Bank Governors of ASEAN,Asean+3 Meetings by Naoyuki Shinohara, IMF Deputy Managing Director
April 07, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytical Chapters 3 and 4 of the World Economic Outlook
March 20, 2011 -- Fiscal Policy and Structural Fiscal Challenges, remarks by John Lipsky at the China Development Forum

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