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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).

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November 09, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Urges World Leaders to Counter Global Slowdown
IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn urges leaders of the G-20 industrialized and developing economies to take action to help counter the global economic slowdown as ministers from systemically important countries agreed on the need for a coordinated response.
November 04, 2008 -- Japan's Economic Revival: Policy Challenges in a Globalized World
Author/Editor: Citrin, Daniel | Zanello, Alessandro
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Masaaki Shirakawa, Alternate Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Japan, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 154Kb
October 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Panel Discussion on the Role and Governance of the IMF: Further Reflections on Reform - The Per Jacobsson Foundation
October 11, 2008 -- Statement by Shoichi Nakagawa, Minister of Finance, Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 389Kb
October 09, 2008 -- Japan Administered Account for Selected IMF Activities (JSA)--Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2008
Series: 2008
August 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Growth, inflation, subprime market crisis, technical assistance, Ghana, fiscal discipline, money laundering, social spending, wage bill ceilings, housing bust, Japan, Lipsky, Swaziland, foreign direct investment, news briefs. PDF File Size: 951Kb
July 29, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 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 29, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call On the 2008 Article IV Consultation with Japan
July 29, 2008 -- Japan: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 08/253
July 29, 2008 -- Japan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/254
July 28, 2008 -- Financial Market Update:
Global financial markets continue to be fragile and indicators of systemic risk remain elevated. Credit quality across many loan classes has begun to deteriorate with declining house prices and slowing economic growth. The resilience of emerging markets to the global turmoil is being tested as external financing conditions tighten and policymakers face rising inflation.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; русский.
Charts (pdf file in English only)
July 22, 2008 -- Perspectives on the Global Economic Landscape and the Role of the Dollar, Address by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
May 22, 2008 -- 2008 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 22, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2008 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan
May 19, 2008 -- Global Imbalances and Global Financial Strains: Implications for Asia, Address by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
May 08, 2008 -- Transcript of an Address at the Council on Foreign Relations, by First Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky
April 14, 2008 -- Transcript of the Development Committee Press Briefing by Agustín Carstens, Chairman, Development Committee; Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group; and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Fukushiro Nukaga, Minister of Finance of Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 181Kb
April 01, 2008 -- Issues Brief - Reform of IMF Quotas and Voice: Responding to Changes in the Global Economy
On March 28, 2008, the Executive Board of the IMF endorsed a major package of reforms that will enhance the institution's governance. Once approved by the Fund's Board of Governors (they are expected to cast their votes by April 28), the agreement will adjust quota shares to better reflect the relative weight of member countries in the world economy, particularly that of dynamic emerging countries. It will also enhance the voice and representation of low-income countries within the IMF.

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