Executive Board
Board Discussions
on Japan:

July 17, 2015
July 23, 2014
July 31, 2013
July 25, 2012
July 13, 2011

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2015  2016
Real GDP 0.6 1
Consumer Prices 0.7 0.4
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2015)
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 October 1, 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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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.
March 20, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
March 01, 2008 -- Analysis of the Efficiency and Profitability of the Japanese Banking System
Author/Editor: Loukoianova, Elena
Series: Working Paper No. 08/63
March 01, 2008 -- Japan's Corporate Income Tax - Overview and Challenges
Author/Editor: Dalsgaard, Thomas
Series: Working Paper No. 08/70
February 07, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
January 31, 2008 -- Transcript of a Joint Seminar by the IMF and the Brookings Institution on "Global Downturn? The World Economy in 2008"
January 29, 2008 -- Financial Market Update:
Global financial market conditions have worsened since the publication of the October 2007 Global Financial Stability Report as the fallout from the subprime mortgage crisis widens. What began as a test of the structured credit markets and the associated funding needs has reached a new phase where credit concerns now extend beyond the subprime sector.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; русский.
Charts (pdf file in English only)
December 12, 2007 -- Challenges and Opportunities from Financial Globalization for Fund Managers and Policy Makers in the Asia-Pacific Region, Remarks by Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
At The Business Forum, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
November 29, 2007 -- Transcript of a Book Forum: "One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economy Growth"
November 19, 2007 -- Financial Market Turbulence and Global Imbalances, Remarks at Conference on European Economic Integration, Austrian National Bank, by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
November 02, 2007 -- Transcript of Managing Director Press Breakfast
With IMF Managing Director Dominque Strauss-Kahn, Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky and External Relations Department Director Masood Ahmed
October 25, 2007 -- The World after the Crisis in the Credit Markets: Economic Outlook and Challenges - Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
At the 30th Anniversary of the Valencian Business Confederation, Valencia
October 22, 2007 -- Statement by the Hon. Otohiko Endo, Temporary Alternate Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Japan, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 27Kb
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Fukushiro Nukaga, Minister of Finance, Japan
On behalf of: Japan. PDF File Size: 192Kb
October 17, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Simon Johnson, Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department, on the World Economic Outlook's Global Forecast Chapters
October 15, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

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