Japan : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 19, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Japanese Government Bond (JGB) market has been stable in Japan since the earthquake, but the factors holding down JGB yields could diminish over time. To limit these risks, fiscal policy should aim to reduce public debt quickly and lengthen maturity of JGBs. The Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) easing measures have had a significant and broad-based impact on financial markets. Policies to support employment and protect incomes have been effective, but have to be phased out and complemented with training and job search assistance programs to facilitate a smooth reallocation of labor.

Series:

Country Report No. 11/182

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 19, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462329458/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA2011002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

47

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