Japan’s MoF: a steady hand on the tiller in choppy waters
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Japan’s MoF: a steady hand on the tiller in choppy waters

Since Shinzo Abe was elected as prime minister in December 2012, ‘Abenomics’ has been a buzzword for international and domestic investors alike. Abe’s determination to turn the Japanese economy around, combined with the aggressive style of his hand-picked central bank governor, has brought unprecedented attention to Japan in a time of global volatility. That makes the job of communicating the strengths of the Japanese economy to investors all the more important. GlobalCapital sat down with Eiko Kimata, director for debt management and JGB investor relations at Japan’s Ministry of Finance, on March 11 to find out how investors have reacted to the central bank’s recent move into negative interest rates, how international investors are viewing the potential of the Japanese economy, and how the Ministry of Finance can best approach a tricky funding environment.

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