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Japan :, Selected Issues

This Selected Issues paper focuses on Japan’s public debt and the challenges facing small- and medium-size enterprises in Japan. Historically, Japan’s public debt has been financed in a fairly smooth manner. The large pool of household savings and the stable domestic institutional investor base appear to have contributed to this successful experience. However, Japan is already undergoing rapid population aging, which will likely limit the market’s future absorptive capacity of public debt. In addition, structural shifts in institutional investors could also serve to reduce market demand
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. The Outlook for Financing Japan's Public Debt; A. Introduction; B. Outlook for Absorption Capacity of the JGB Market; Tables; I.1. Medium-term Assumptions on Interest Rate and Growth; Figures; I.1. JGB Market Conditions; I.2. Summary of Baseline Regression Results; I.2. 10-year Bond Yield and Primary Deficit; I.3. Baseline Regression Results; I.3. Japan's Household Saving Rate; I.4. Japan Regression Results; I.5. Share of JGBs Holdings; I.4. Flow of Funds of the Household Sector; C. Policy Issues; D. Conclusion; Appendices; I.1. Appendix; References
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non fiction
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1 online resource (38 p.)
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