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Explaining the Japanese financial system: A review of the Bank of Japan's recent volume

Patrick, Hugh T.

Review of The Japanese Financial System, ed. Yoshio Suzuki. This book is the definitive description of the Japanese banking system and more generally the Japanese financial system, prepared by the Director and staff of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan, the central bank. It is essential both as an introduction and reference work to understand Japan's complex range of financial institutions, and now burgeoning variety of financial instruments and financial markets.

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Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Working Papers, 20
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February 7, 2011