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The Bank of Japan (BOJ) also known as Nippon Ginko, is the central bank of Japan. The Bank is often called Nichigin for short. It has its headquarters in Chuo, Tokyo.

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(Benchmark Reform) Statement regarding Calculation and Publication of Prototype Rates for Term Reference Rates

7 days ago

(Tentative translation)
May 26, 2020
Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks
In February 2020, the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks (hereinafter the Committee), determined that QUICK Corp. was suitable as a calculating and publishing entity of prototype rates (which are not presumed to be used in actual transactions) for Term Reference Rates (term structures based on Japanese yen [JPY] overnight index swap), which received the most support as alternative rates for JPY LIBOR cash market products in the public consultation.
QUICK Corp. began publishing prototype rates today. The rates are available on the website of QUICK Corp. (link to an external website), as well as on the Interest Rate

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International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data) (End of 2019; End of 2018, Annually Revised Figures)

7 days ago

May 26, 2020
Bank of Japan
International Department
The Bank released the following data today. The data for the end of 2018 are annually revised figures.
International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data) (End of 2018, End of 2019)
Regional Direct Investment Position (Assets/Liabilities) (End of 2018, End of 2019)
Regional Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position (Assets/Liabilities) (End of 2018, End of 2019)
Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position by Sector of Resident Holder and Region (Assets) (End of 2018, End of 2019)
Portfolio Investment Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency and Type of Securities (End of 2018, End of 2019)
Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency (End of 2018, End of

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Bank of Japan Accounts (May 20)

11 days ago

May 22, 2020
Bank of Japan

Assets
(thousand yen)

Gold
441,253,409
Cash1
196,308,194
Japanese government securities
494,888,806,925
Commercial paper2
3,742,235,956
Corporate bonds3
3,691,027,270
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4
687,910,118
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5
31,981,424,144
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6
603,156,995
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation)
63,224,248,000
Foreign currency assets7
31,048,504,387
Deposits with agents8
7,816,438
Others
808,309,443
Total
631,321,001,283

Liabilities and Net Assets
(thousand yen)
Banknotes
110,903,705,551
Current deposits

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Release of Latest “Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector” and “Loans to Households” Data

13 days ago

May 20, 2020
Bank of Japan
The most recent 2020:Q1 figures for "Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector" and "Loans to Households" are now available at "BOJ Time-Series Data Search."
In line with this release, figures for "Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector" and "Loans to Households" have been revised from the third quarter of 2019 through the fourth quarter of 2019 for the following data series.
Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector (Outstanding, Loans for Fixed Investment)

"Domestically Licensed Banks (Banking Accounts, Trust Accounts and Overseas Office Accounts)", "Banking Accounts of Domestically Licensed Banks" and "Shinkin Banks"

Loans and Bills Discounted by Sector (Outstanding, Loans for Fixed Investment )

"Domestically Licensed Banks

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Release of Latest “Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor” Data

15 days ago

May 18, 2020
Bank of Japan
The most recent figures of fiscal half-year data of March 2020 for "Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor" are now available at "BOJ Time-Series Data Search."
In line with this release, figures for "Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor" have been revised from September 2016 to March 2019 for the following data series.
Amounts Outstanding of Deposits by Depositor (End of Period) (FHdata) (Domestically Licensed Banks)
Note that the Bank of Japan’s publications on statistical data may include the above data series.

Inquiries
Economic Statistics Division, Research and Statistics Department
E-mail : [email protected]

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Fourteenth Meeting of the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks (by written resolution)

18 days ago

May 15, 2020
Financial Markets Department
Bank of Japan
The fourteenth meeting of the Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks was held on May 15, 2020 (by written resolution).

The agenda of the meeting is available on the "Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks" page of the Bank of Japan’s website. The meeting minutes of the fourteenth meeting will be released on the same page.
Inquiries
Market Infrastructure Division, Financial Markets Department
E-mail : [email protected]

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