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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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July 30, 2012 -- Transcript of International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde at Keio University
July 24, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Global Downturn Contributes to China Slowdown
China’s growth rate is set to moderate to around 8 percent this year due to measures by the authorities to cool the economy, and the global slowdown, say IMF economists in their latest assessment of the world’s second-largest economy.
July 19, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Unveils Japanese-Funded Project to Help Produce Internationally Comparable National Accounts and Price Statistics in South-Eastern Europe
July 16, 2012 -- Financial Market Update:
Risks to financial stability have increased since the April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Sovereign yields in southern Europe have risen sharply amid further erosion of the investor base. Elevated funding and market pressures pose risks of further cuts in peripheral euro area credit. The measures agreed at the recent European Union (EU) leaders’ summit provide significant steps to address the immediate crisis. Aside from supportive monetary and liquidity policies, the timely implementation of the recently agreed measures, together with further progress on banking and fiscal unions, must be a priority. Uncertainties about the asset quality of banks’ balance sheets must be resolved quickly, with capital injections and restructurings where needed. Growth prospects in other advanced countries and emerging markets have also weakened, leaving them less able to deal with spillovers from the euro area crisis or to address their own home-grown fiscal and financial vulnerabilities. Uncertainties on the fiscal outlook and federal debt ceiling in the United States present a latent risk to financial stability. Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский.
July 12, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Head Hails Asia’s Leading Role in Global Stability
Asia’s economies are central to global economic stability, and the region has emerged from the global crisis with its economic standing enhanced, the Managing Director of the IMF told an audience of top officials in Thailand at the conclusion of an 8-day trip to Asia.
July 10, 2012 -- 2012 Spillover Report - Background Papers
Subject: Spillovers | Europe | United States | China | Japan | United Kingdom | Euro Area | External shocks | Capital markets | Asset prices | Business cycles | Financial risk | Background papers
July 09, 2012 -- 2012 Spillover Report
Subject: Spillovers | Europe | United States | China | Japan | United Kingdom | Euro Area | External shocks | Financial risk
July 07, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of Her Visit to Japan
July 06, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Cooperative Response to Crisis, Praises Japan’s Role
July 06, 2012 -- Partnership & Recovery - The Shared Path to Global Stability & Growth, Nikkei Symposium Keynote Speech by By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Lagarde Christine
July 06, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
July 06, 2012 -- IMF Survey: To Secure Recovery, World Must Work Together, Says IMF Chief
The global community must work together to meet the challenges thrown up by the global financial crisis and to ensure future stability and growth, says the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde during a keynote speech in Tokyo, the first stop in a three-country visit to Asia.
July 02, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF and Japan Sign Agreement Covering Japan’s US$32 Million Contribution to IMF Technical Assistance and Training
July 01, 2012 -- Japan out of the Lost Decade: Divine Wind or Firms’ Effort?
Author/Editor: Ogawa, Kazuo | Saito, Mika | Tokutsu, Ichiro
Series: Working Paper No. 12/171
July 01, 2012 -- Successful Austerity in the United States, Europe and Japan
Author/Editor: Batini, Nicoletta | Callegari, Giovanni | Melina, Giovanni
Series: Working Paper No. 12/190
June 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Launches Japan Student Essay Contest
Ahead of the IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings to be held in Tokyo in October, the International Monetary Fund is organizing an essay contest for Japanese Graduate and Undergraduate university students on the state of the global economy and the role of the global lender.
June 12, 2012 -- 2012 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.
June 12, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2012 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan
June 12, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Japan: Solid Recovery, But Europe Dampens Outlook
Japan is experiencing a solid recovery following the March 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, but the European debt crisis is likely to dampen demand for the country’s exports, and weigh on business sentiment, says the IMF in its annual health check of the world’s third largest economy.
April 21, 2012 -- Transcript of the Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook

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