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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 0.8 1.2
Source: World Economic Outlook Update (July 2015)

Japan: Financial Position in the Fund

Central Bank
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Finance Ministry
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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 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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October 12, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Asian Youth Speak Out
Young people need greater voice in the global economic debate as they will inherit the legacy of choices made today, IMF Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik told a seminar on Asian youth held during the 2012 IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo.
October 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton
October 11, 2012 -- Transcript of a Civil Society Organizations Town Hall with IMF MD and World Bank President
October 10, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Natural Disasters Hitting More People, Becoming More Costly
The number of people affected by natural disasters around the world is rising. Over the past two years, 700 natural disasters were registered worldwide affecting more than 450 million people, according to a new IMF study. A conference in Japan’s Sendai region discussed disaster relief and recovery.
October 09, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the IMF Fiscal Monitor
October 09, 2012 -- Transcript of the World Economic Outlook Press Conference
October 01, 2012 -- Can Women Save Japan (and Asia Too)? - Finance & Development, October 2012
Chad Steinberg - Government policies that support women in their work-family balancing act would help Japan remain a player in the global economy
September 27, 2012 -- IMF Survey: History Offers Tips for Getting a Handle on Public Debt
Countries battling high public debt must combine policies that support economic growth with lasting changes in government spending and taxation, a chapter in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook concludes, amid widespread debate about the best way for governments to reduce public debt.
September 26, 2012 -- Japan’s Growth Challenge–Special Case or Herald for the Future, Opening Remarks by David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF, Seminar, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., September 26, 2012
September 26, 2012 -- Assessing the Cost of Financial Regulation
Author/Editor: Douglas Elliott | Andre Santos
Series: Working Paper No. 12/233
September 25, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Analytic Chapters of the Global Financial Stability Report
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.

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