Japan : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 4, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes macroeconomic developments and prospects for Japan during the 1990s. Following a surge in activity during 1996 and early 1997, the economy fell into recession in the second quarter of 1997. Real GDP fell by 3¾ percent during the four quarters ended March 1998; the unemployment rate reached historical highs; and deflationary pressures reemerged. The downturn was largely unexpected, and most forecasters had projected growth of about 2 percent in 1997. This paper also examines fiscal policy issues for Japan.

Series:

Country Report No. 98/113

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 4, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451820447/1934-7685

Stock No:

1JPNEA0011998

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

188

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