Japan : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 10, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The new government in Tokyo has a window of opportunity to address the deep-seated structural problems that lie at the root of Japan's lackluster economic performance over the past decade. The government has appropriately identified banking sector problems as a top priority. Broader reforms are needed to strengthen the regulatory framework and lay the basis for a sound banking system. In the near term, fiscal policy should remain responsive to changing economic circumstances. Enhancing the transparency of the monetary policy framework is required.

Series:

Country Report No. 01/144

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 10, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820478/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0012001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

66

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