International Journal of Business

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 4, Fall

Adjustment Costs in the Japanese Banking Sector
I. INTRODUCTION The recent global financial crisis affected many firms and financial institutions throughout the world, including the Japanese banking sector. Table 1 indicates the data for three megabanks in Japan (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group,...
Japanese Monetary Policy: Experience from the Lost Decades
I. INTRODUCTION Soon after achieving full independence as a central bank in 1998, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) found itself embarked on stormy seas. Its independence compares favorably with global standards, but it has sometimes faced harsh criticism...
Liquidity in Japanese Government Bond Futures Market
I. INTRODUCTION This paper presents an examination of the relation of liquidity, transaction costs, and risk, and describes an investigation of macroeconomic indicator announcement effects on liquidity in the Japanese Government Bond (JGB) Futures...
On Household Insurance Demand and Loss Control: Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake
I. INTRODUCTION After Japan's largest ever-recorded earthquake on March 11, 2011, a most devastating tsunami hit Japan. Almost 20,000 people died from the combined earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. As of January 2013, almost 300,000 people...
Public Debt and Inflation Dynamics in a Sticky Price Model
I. INTRODUCTION The Japanese economy has experienced a severe stagnation, which was mainly caused by financial fragility associated with a bad loan problem, since the 1990s. To revive the economy, the Japanese government has implemented a fiscal...
The Impact of Stock Price and Interest Rate on the REIT Market in Japan
I. INTRODUCTION The first two REITs (Real Estate Investment Trust) were listed on the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange) in Japan on September 10, 2001 (1). Since its launch at the end of March 2003, the TSE REIT Index increased over several years before...
The Japanese Economic and Financial Situation: Where Should We Go and What Changes Are Needed?
I. INTRODUCTION After the world war two and in the 1980s, Japan experienced remarkable economic growth. In the 1990s, however, the country suffered a striking recession with very low, sometimes negative growth rates late in the decade and in the...
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