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Real GDP 1.4 1
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Japan and the IMF
Updated April 12, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 31, 2013. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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September 21, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Asia Poised To Emerge as Lynchpin of Global Economy
Asia is in a stronger position to tackle headwinds from the unsettled global economy, but the region must continue with structural reforms, and embrace greater integration if it is to meet its potential, an audience hear at a key conference held earlier this month in Tokyo.
September 21, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Time to Get Beyond the Crisis, Says IMF's Lagarde
In order to move beyond the crisis in the eurozone and restore confidence in the global recovery, policymakers should implement agreed decisions that will help anchor medium-term expectations about economic policy, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a taped video interview.
September 14, 2012 -- Press Release: Winners of the 2012 IMF Essay Contest in Japan
September 13, 2012 -- Will Asia Remain Resilient to Global Economic Headwinds? Near-term Economic Prospects and Risks By Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director
September 13, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Japanese Students Give Their Views on the Global Crisis
A heartfelt call for the IMF to remember that economic performance impacts ordinary lives, was among the winning entries in an essay competition for young Japanese students organized to raise awareness in Japan of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings taking place in October.
September 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Staff Discussion Note: Estimating the Costs of Financial Regulation
September 07, 2012 -- Japan: Financial Sector Assessment Program—Technical Note on Credit Intermediation
Series: Country Report No. 12/262
September 07, 2012 -- Japan: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Technical Note on Financial System Spillovers - An Analysis of Potential Channels
Series: Country Report No. 12/263
August 30, 2012 -- IMF Survey: The Global Village: Connected World Drives Economic Shift
The world economy is undergoing a structural shift as emerging markets catch up to advanced economies. The new issue of Finance & Development magazine sets out some of the steps needed to fight the risks and reap the rewards of integration in a more multipolar, interdependent world.
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 12/228
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) - Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 12/229
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation - Detailed Assessment of Implementation
Series: Country Report No. 12/230
August 10, 2012 -- Japan: Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision - Detailed Assessment of Compliance
Series: Country Report No. 12/231
August 02, 2012 -- Transcript of Conference Call on 2012 Spillover Report
August 01, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Japan
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 01, 2012 -- Japan: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/208
August 01, 2012 -- Japan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/209
August 01, 2012 -- Japan: Financial Sector Stability Assessment Update
Series: Country Report No. 12/210
August 01, 2012 -- Intergenerational Implications of Fiscal Consolidation in Japan
Author/Editor: Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 12/197
August 01, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Health of Japan's Financial System Tied to Growth, Government Debt and Deficits
Japan's financial system is at a critical crossroad: more stable than a decade ago thanks to reforms after a protracted period of economic crisis and financial stress, but banks' large holdings of government debt and slow economic growth are challenging the profitability and functioning of the financial system.

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