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Japan and the IMF
Updated September 30, 2014

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Finance & Development
November 29, 2012 -- Japanese Youth Speak Out - Finance & Development, December 2012
Tomoko Kaida, Daisuke Gatanaga, and Kenji Nakada - A student essay contest for Japanese university students, organized by the IMF, the Japanese Ministry of Finance, and the Bank of Japan, asked contestants to write about the global economy and the role of the IMF. The three winners were invited to participate in a Youth Dialogue panel at the 2012 IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo with IMF Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik and youth representatives from across Asia.
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
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
June 01, 2006 -- Japan's BACK! - Finance & Development, June 2006
By Daniel Citrin and Alexander Wolfson - After its lost decade, Japan's economy is set on a recovery path.
June 01, 2003 -- Finance & Development, June 2003 - Country Focus: A snapshot of Japan's economy
A tale of stubborn deflation and weak growth, illustrated with graphs
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March 01, 2001 -- Finance & Development, March 2001 - Japan: Population Aging and the Fiscal Challenge
By Martin Muhleisen and Hamid Faruqee - With Japan facing a demographic crisis, government finances--stretched to the limit to keep the economy afloat--have to cope with the rising strain on public pension and health systems. This article looks at the economic and fiscal costs of aging in Japan.