Executive Board
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July 29, 2016
July 17, 2015
July 23, 2014
July 31, 2013
July 25, 2012

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 0.5 0.6
Consumer Prices -0.2 0.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2016)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

Japan: Financial Position in the Fund

Central Bank
Bank of Japan

Finance Ministry
Ministry of Finance

IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Japan Administered Accounts For Technical Assistance and Training

Scholarships at the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

Japan Administered Accounts - Japan-Funded Scholarship Programs

Frontier and Developing Asia Frontier and Developing Asia : The Next Generation of Emerging Markets Excerpt in English, Japanese

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Japan and the IMF
Updated December 9, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2016. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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October 12, 2011 -- Sustaining Development in Low-Income Asia: Infrastructure Investment and Financial Sector Development, Remarks by Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director, IMF at the IMF-JICA Joint Conference, Tokyo
October 03, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Holds Conference on Public Health Care Reform in Asia
October 03, 2011 -- FAD/OAP Conference: Public Health Care Reform in Asia, Opening Remarks by Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Jun Azumi, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 183Kb
September 24, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the IMF Asia Pacific Department
September 24, 2011 -- Managing Director's Consolidated Multilateral Surveillance Report to the International Monetary and Financial Committee
Subject: International Monetary and Financial Committee | Europe | Japan | United States | Emerging markets | Developed countries | Economic growth | Fiscal risk | Fiscal policy | Banking sector | Monetary policy | Multilateral surveillance | Managing Director reports
September 23, 2011 -- Statement by the Hon. Jun Azumi, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Japan
PDF File Size: 330Kb
September 20, 2011 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Press Briefing
September 20, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Weak and Bumpy Global Recovery Ahead
The global economic recovery is slowing, and the world economy is in a dangerous new phase, the IMF says in its latest forecast. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook says strong, coordinated action is necessary to avert a decade of lost growth in the advanced economies.
July 19, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 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 19, 2011 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 Article IV Consultation with Japan
July 19, 2011 -- Japan : 2011 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 11/181
July 19, 2011 -- Japan : Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 11/182
July 19, 2011 -- Japan : Spillover Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 11/183
July 19, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Japan: Lower Public Debt, Structural Reforms Critical, says IMF
The massive earthquake in northeast Japan earlier this year has led to additional government spending, pushing the country’s public debt to higher levels. The world’s third largest economy needs to consolidate its fiscal position over the medium term, says the IMF in its regular assessment.
July 11, 2011 -- Consolidated Spillover Report - Implications from the Analysis of the Systemic-5
Subject: Spillovers | United States | China | United Kingdom | Japan | Europe | Euro Area | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | External sector | Cross country analysis
June 21, 2011 -- “The Challenges of Economic Policy Cooperation” By John Lipsky – Acting Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
June 20, 2011 -- Financial Market Update:
Since the publication of the April 2011 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), financial risks have risen for three reasons. First, while a multi-speed global recovery remains the base case, downside risks to this baseline have increased. Second, concern about debt sustainability and support for adjustment efforts in Europe’s periphery is leading to market pressures and worries about potential contagion. Political risks are also raising questions about medium term fiscal adjustment in a few advanced countries, notably, the United States and Japan. Third, notwithstanding some recent pullback in risk appetite, the prolonged period of low interest rates may push investors into riskier assets in a “search for yield.” This trend has the potential to build financial imbalances for the future, particularly in some emerging markets. Against these tensions, deep-seated challenges remain. Although there has been progress, improvements in financial system robustness have been insufficient so far. Markets may lose patience and become disorderly if political developments derail momentum on fiscal consolidation and financial repair and reform. Given these risks, policymakers need to accelerate actions to address long-standing financial vulnerabilities as outlined in the GFSR, before the window of opportunity to do so closes.
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June 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monitor Updates
June 17, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Global Growth Hits Soft Patch, Expected to Rebound
The global economy, hit by slowdowns in Japan and the United States, is expected to reaccelerate in the second half of the year, but growth remains unbalanced and concerted action by major economies is needed to avoid lurking dangers, the IMF says in its latest forecast.

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