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Introductory Video: The Bank of Japan in Our Daily Lives

"The Bank of Japan in Our Daily Lives" explains the importance of ensuring people's confidence in using money, as well as the Bank of Japan's policies and business operations conducted with the aim of achieving this objective. "Professor Banknote" will give an easy-to-understand explanation that should lead to greater awareness of the Bank's presence in daily life (the video is intended for people of at least high school age, and was produced by the Bank in October 2013).

Play the 18-Minute Video

The video is available on YouTube.

English Japanese (link to an external website)

Contents of the Video

Opening (1:51)

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Ensuring People's Confidence in Using Money

The Supplying of Clean Banknotes (4:25)

This section explains the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of banknotes in circulation. It also provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the steps and initiatives taken by the Bank to prevent counterfeiting.
English Japanese (link to an external website)

Stabilizing the Value of Money (5:42)

This section explains the importance of stabilizing the value of money -- namely, achieving "price stability" -- by using a number of everyday examples. It also describes the monetary policy the Bank conducts in order to achieve "price stability."
English Japanese (link to an external website)

Financial System Stability (5:02)

This section explains the importance of ensuring financial system stability -- that is, a situation in which people can make everyday transactions of money, such as bank transfers, safely and smoothly. It also explains the Bank's initiatives to ensure financial system stability.
English Japanese (link to an external website)

Message from the Governor (1:24)

A message from Governor Haruhiko Kuroda
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