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

May 17, 2018 Bank of Japan The most recent 2018: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 second quarter of 2014 through the fourth quarter of 2017 for the following data series. Loans and Bills Discounted by...

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Bank of Japan Accounts (May 10)

May 14, 2018 Bank of Japan Assets (thousand yen) Gold 441,253,409 Cash1 264,802,606 Japanese government securities 455,341,626,908 Commercial paper2 2,203,436,596 Corporate bonds3 3,216,947,657 Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4 1,012,451,058 Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5 19,502,016,253 Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as...

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(Research Paper) Productivity Improvement and Economic Growth

May 10, 2018 Koji Nakamura*1 Sohei Kaihatsu*2 Tomoyuki Yagi*3 Full Text [PDF 785KB] Abstract This paper summarizes recent discussion on labor productivity which is the source of medium- to long-term economic growth and observes the characteristics of recent productivity developments using relevant statistical data. Furthermore, the paper examines the background of recent Japan's low labor productivity growth and analyzes issues...

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Governor Haruhiko Kuroda met with Governor Yi Gang of the People’s Bank of China

May 10, 2018 Bank of Japan Today, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda welcomed Governor Yi Gang of the People's Bank of China to the Bank of Japan. They exchanged views on a range of issues including cooperation between the two central banks. During the meeting, both sides also discussed the bilateral local currency swap arrangement between the two central banks. The two sides basically reached consensus and will work promptly to finalize the...

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