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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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(Research Paper) Bank Risk Taking and Financial Stability: Evidence from Japan’s Loan Market

February 13, 2020 Takuji Kawamoto*1 Taichi Matsuda*2 Koji Takahashi*3 Yoichiro Tamanyu*4 Full Text [PDF 516KB] Abstract We examine banks' risk taking in lending to small and medium-sized enterprises under the prolonged low interest rate environment in Japan. Specifically, we identify "low-return borrowers," whose borrowing interest rates are low relative to their financial soundness. Using bank-firm level data for millions of...

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Bank of Japan Accounts (February 10)

February 13, 2020 Bank of Japan Assets (thousand yen) Gold 441,253,409 Cash1 185,497,308 Japanese government securities 487,803,644,383 Commercial paper2 2,154,776,291 Corporate bonds3 3,256,912,760 Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)4 749,574,355 Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)5 28,636,597,373 Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as...

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