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The Japanese Banking Crisis of the 1990's

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  • D. Woo
  • Akihiro Kanaya
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    For a large part of the past decade, Japan has witnessed a steady deterioration in the health of its banking system. This paper examines what went wrong and why it has taken so long for the system to recover. While the paper traces the roots of the crisis to accelerated deregulation and deepening of capital markets without an appropriate adjustment in the regulatory framework, it identifies weak corporate governance and regulatory forbearance as the two factors behind what might have been an unnecessary prolongation of the distress of the financial system.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 00/7.

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    Length: 47
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:00/7

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    Cited by:
    1. Hossain, Monzur, 2005. "Financial Deregulation and Crisis:An ‘Agency-conflict’ Case of Japan," MPRA Paper 24856, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Hossain, Monzur, 2005. "Financial Deregulations, Conflict of Interest and Banking Crisis in Japan: A Decision-theoretic-GARCH Approach to Analyze the Management Behavior," MPRA Paper 24858, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Oliver Arentz & Johann Eekhoff & Christine Arentz, 2010. "Zur Finanzmarktkrise: Die Rolle der Immobilienbewertung," IWP Discussion Paper Series, Institute for Economic Policy, Cologne, Germany 01/2010, Institute for Economic Policy, Cologne, Germany.
    4. Claudio Morana, 2006. "The End of the Japanese Stagnation: an Assessment of the Policy Solutions," ICER Working Papers, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research 27-2006, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
    5. Montgomery, Heather, 2002. "Taipei,China's banking problems: lessons from the Japanese experience," MPRA Paper 14939, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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