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Japan and the IMF
Updated August 27, 2015

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 17, 2015. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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January 28, 2009 -- Financial Market Update:
Risks to financial stability have intensified since October 2008. Financial markets worldwide reflect ongoing deleveraging pressures amidst a deepening economic downturn. In spite of extensive policies, the global financial system remains under intense stress.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; русский.
Charts (pdf file in English only)
January 07, 2009 -- Economic reforms remain important for Japan, Interview with Mr. John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director
January 01, 2009 -- Yen Bloc or Yuan Bloc: An Analysis of Currency Arrangements in East Asia
Author/Editor: Shirono, Kazuko
Series: Working Paper No. 09/3
January 01, 2009 -- Does Global Liquidity Matter for Monetary Policy in the Euro Area?
Author/Editor: Berger, Helge | Harjes, Thomas
Series: Working Paper No. 09/17
December 08, 2008 -- IMF Survey: Financial Crisis: Priorities for Regulatory Reform
Finding a better way to assess systemic risk and prevent its buildup in good times is a key to improving regulation following the financial market crisis, an article says in December's IMF quarterly magazine Finance and Development.
December 01, 2008 -- A Small Quarterly Multi-Country Projection Model
Author/Editor: Juillard, Michel | Laxton, Douglas | Carabenciov, Ioan | Ermolaev, Igor | Freedman, Charles | Korshunov, Dmitry | Laxton, Jared | Kamenik, Ondra
Series: Working Paper No. 08/279
December 01, 2008 -- A Small Quarterly Multi-Country Projection Model with Financial-Real Linkages and Oil Prices
Author/Editor: Carabenciov, Ioan | Ermolaev, Igor | Freedman, Charles | Juillard, Michel | Kamenik, Ondra | Korshunov, Dmitry | Laxton, Douglas | Laxton, Jared
Series: Working Paper No. 08/280
December 01, 2008 -- Finance & Development, December 2008 - The Road to Recovery A View from Japan
by Kenneth Kang and Murtaza Syed - Strategy for addressing both liquidity and solvency issues is needed
November 15, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF Managing Director, John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, Caroline Atkinson, Director of External Relations
November 15, 2008 -- IMF Survey: World Leaders Launch Action Plan to Combat Financial Crisis
Leaders of the world's major economies draw up an action plan to combat the burgeoning financial crisis and pull the global economy back from one of the worst downturns in decades, giving the IMF a central role in crisis response and reform of the financial architecture.
November 14, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Japan
November 13, 2008 -- Transcript of Regular Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department
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.

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