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Japan’s Monetary Policy

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Deflation and relatively weak economic growth have bedeviled the Japanese economy for more than two years. Sharp declines in real growth and inflation during the early 1990s were followed by several years of advancing growth rates and very low measured inflation. This recovery was cut short during the Asian crisis, which brought plummeting growth rates and a year of rising prices, followed by the current deflation.

Suggested citation: "Japan's Monetary Policy," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 01-04, pp. 18, 04.01.2001.

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