Japan : Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance

Publication Date: August 10, 2012
Electronic Access: Free Full text (PDF file size is 748KB).
Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Summary: This Working Paper is a detailed assessment of Japan’s compliance with the Insurance Core Principles of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. The paper identifies a reduction in interest rates and equity prices as two factors that influence the structure and functioning of the insurance market and emphasizes the important role played by the Financial Services Agency in supervising and regulating it. As Japan is prone to frequent natural disasters, the insurance sector is of prime importance to its economic and social well-being.
Series: Country Report No. 12/228
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Insurance regulations | Insurance supervision | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes

Publication Date: August 10, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475506365/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1JPNEA2012004 Pages: 78
US$18.00 (Academic Rate:
US$18.00 )
Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org