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Bank of Japan Accounts (September 20)

3 days ago

September 24, 2020
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
175,211,444
Japanese government securities
538,209,214,451
Commercial paper2
5,333,192,831
Corporate bonds3
5,159,559,447
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
643,084,574
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
34,113,179,157
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
632,861,739
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
94,708,745,000
Foreign currency assets7
9,410,781,902
Deposits with agents8
103,723,473
Others
757,638,993
Total
689,688,446,425

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
113,591,617,508
Current

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Speech by Governor KURODA in Osaka (Japan’s Economy and Monetary Policy)

4 days ago

日本語

KURODA Haruhiko
Governor of the Bank of Japan
September 23, 2020
Full Text [PDF 154KB]
Figures [PDF 109KB]
Introduction
It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity today to exchange views with a distinguished gathering of business leaders in the Kansai region, which is taking place online this year due to the continued impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). I would like to take this chance to express my sincerest gratitude for your cooperation with the various activities of the Bank of Japan’s branches in Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

At the outset, I would like to talk about the Bank’s view on economic developments at home and abroad that are affected by COVID-19 and then explain the thinking behind the recent conduct of monetary

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Bank of Japan Accounts (September 10)

13 days ago

September 14, 2020
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
177,247,726
Japanese government securities
538,351,734,187
Commercial paper2
5,232,743,363
Corporate bonds3
4,948,878,381
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
647,132,611
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
34,038,339,376
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
632,861,739
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
85,909,745,000
Foreign currency assets7
12,793,637,746
Deposits with agents8
9,885,365
Others
757,048,096
Total
683,940,507,004

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
113,312,570,540
Current deposits

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