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July 26, 2017
July 29, 2016
July 17, 2015
July 23, 2014
July 31, 2013

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 1.3 0.6
Source: World Economic Outlook Update (July 2017)

Japan: Financial Position in the Fund

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Central Bank
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Finance Ministry
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IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Japan Administered Accounts For Technical Assistance and Training

Scholarships at the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

Japan Administered Accounts - Japan-Funded Scholarship Programs

Frontier and Developing Asia Frontier and Developing Asia : The Next Generation of Emerging Markets Excerpt in English, Japanese

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Japan and the IMF
Updated July 31, 2017

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 26, 2017. Listed below are items related to Japan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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July 11, 2011 -- Consolidated Spillover Report - Implications from the Analysis of the Systemic-5
Subject: Spillovers | United States | China | United Kingdom | Japan | Europe | Euro Area | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | External sector | Cross country analysis
June 21, 2011 -- “The Challenges of Economic Policy Cooperation” By John Lipsky – Acting Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
June 20, 2011 -- Financial Market Update:
Since the publication of the April 2011 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), financial risks have risen for three reasons. First, while a multi-speed global recovery remains the base case, downside risks to this baseline have increased. Second, concern about debt sustainability and support for adjustment efforts in Europe’s periphery is leading to market pressures and worries about potential contagion. Political risks are also raising questions about medium term fiscal adjustment in a few advanced countries, notably, the United States and Japan. Third, notwithstanding some recent pullback in risk appetite, the prolonged period of low interest rates may push investors into riskier assets in a “search for yield.” This trend has the potential to build financial imbalances for the future, particularly in some emerging markets. Against these tensions, deep-seated challenges remain. Although there has been progress, improvements in financial system robustness have been insufficient so far. Markets may lose patience and become disorderly if political developments derail momentum on fiscal consolidation and financial repair and reform. Given these risks, policymakers need to accelerate actions to address long-standing financial vulnerabilities as outlined in the GFSR, before the window of opportunity to do so closes.
Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語;
June 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monitor Updates
June 17, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Global Growth Hits Soft Patch, Expected to Rebound
The global economy, hit by slowdowns in Japan and the United States, is expected to reaccelerate in the second half of the year, but growth remains unbalanced and concerted action by major economies is needed to avoid lurking dangers, the IMF says in its latest forecast.
June 16, 2011 -- Raising the Consumption Tax in Japan: Why, When, How?
Author/Editor: Kang, Kenneth | Keen, Michael | Pradhan, Mahmood | Mooij, Ruud A.
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 11/13
June 15, 2011 -- Changing Patterns of Global Trade
Subject: International trade | United States | Japan | China | Euro Area | Export markets | Trade integration | Exports | Supply elasticity | Demand elasticity | Export prices | Export growth
June 14, 2011 -- Finance & Development, June 2011
Series: Finance & Development, Volume 48, No. 2
June 10, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Supporting Aging Populations as Demographics Shift
Demographic changes are threatening the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young, says the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine in a cover story. The world’s population is projected to rise to 9 billion by 2050.
June 08, 2011 -- 2011 Article IV Consultation with Japan: Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
June 08, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Team Completes the 2011 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Japan
June 08, 2011 -- Transcript of the IMF Press Conference on the Article IV Consultation Mission to Japan
June 08, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Japan Set to Recover Sharply, but Disaster Takes Heavy Toll
Japan’s huge earthquake and devastating tsunami last March have taken a heavy toll on the country’s economy, and even though output will revive in the second half of the year as reconstruction takes hold, the IMF projects overall growth for the year will fall to -0.7 percent this year.
May 19, 2011 -- 10th Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture (Transcript), “Global Recovery and Global Cooperation: The Challenges Ahead”, Peterson Institute for International Economics, John Lipsky - Acting Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
April 28, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Spring 2011 Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook
April 28, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Asia Likely to Suffer Economic Repercussions From Japan Earthquake
The earthquake and tsunami which devastated much of Japan’s north east coastal region earlier this year will affect economic activity not only in Japan, but also other Asian countries over the coming months, predicts the IMF.
April 16, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by the IMF Asia Pacific Department
April 16, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Strong Growth for Asia with Risk of Overheating
Economic growth in Asia is expected to slow to a more sustainable rate of nearly 7 percent in 2011—12, but new risks to the region have emerged including the growing danger of overheating, says the Director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, Anoop Singh.
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Yoshihiko Noda, Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Japan
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Japan. PDF File Size: 443Kb
April 13, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report

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