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The Bank's Organizational Principles

March 25, 2014
Bank of Japan

The Bank has decided and made public its organizational principles, which constitute a set of fundamental values to be respected by the Bank, as the central bank of Japan.  The officers and employees of the Bank are to keep these principles in mind at all times in the conduct of business operations.  The Bank will maintain public confidence through the appropriate conduct of its policies and business operations in accordance with the organizational principles listed below.

The Bank's Organizational Principles

Public Interest

The Bank shall promote the public interest by fulfilling the core purposes stipulated in the Bank of Japan Act.


The Bank shall demonstrate proper accountability in its policies and business operations via its various external networks.


The Bank shall pursue excellence in central banking services, responding sufficiently to changes in its environment.


The Bank shall ensure integrity in execution of duties by each and every officer and employee, requiring that they uphold high standards of morality.

Effectiveness and Efficiency

The Bank shall make effective and efficient use of management resources in its conduct of business operations and organizational management.