Japan : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 13, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper discusses the cures available for the economic malaise that can arise because nominal interest rates cannot be reduced below zero. However, a sufficiently high rate of target inflation can prevent the occurrence. The paper highlights a number of important issues in understanding the transmission of shocks between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Structural reforms, information technology, and medium-term growth prospects in Japan have been discussed. The paper traced some of the links between land prices and the financial sector, and economic activity.

Series:

Country Report No. 01/220

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 13, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820607/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0032001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

119

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