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Keyword Search

Type in one or more keywords and click Search.

You can enter multiple keywords by using AND, OR, and NOT, as well as the symbols in the list below.

Table: Keyword Search
Symbol Explanation
& (ampersand) Find pages with keywords connected by this symbol, which has the same function as AND.
Example: banks&examination
| (pipe) Find pages with either of the keywords connected by this symbol, which has the same function as OR.
Example: banks|examination
! (exclamation mark) Find pages not containing the keywords following this symbol, which has the same function as NOT.
Example: banks!examination
( ) (brackets) Find pages by placing a higher priority on the keywords in brackets. Example: banks&(examination|interview) -- where search results would contain "banks" and either "examination" or "interview"
* (asterisk) Find pages by substituting for any possible characters.
Example: bank* -- where search results would include "bank" and "banking"
? (question mark) Find pages by substituting a missing character with this wildcard symbol.
Example: s?mple -- where search results would include "sample" and "simple"
" (double quotation mark) Enclose the symbols above in double quotation marks when using them as search keywords.
Example: reports "&" research papers
(space) A space between keywords has the same function as AND.

Search Ranges

You can choose from two search ranges.

Table: Search Range
Search range Explanation
The Bank of Japan's entire website
(www.boj.or.jp/en/)
Find pages for keywords within the Bank's entire website (www.boj.or.jp/en/).
Specific content Narrow your search to specific content on the pages of Speeches and Statements, Reports & Research Papers , and Others (under Other Releases).
-- The Reports & Research Papers page does not cover the content related to the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies (IMES).

Advanced Search

With Advanced Search, you can narrow the search results using AND, OR, and NOT, as well as other functions indicated below.

Table: Advanced Search
Function Explanation
Search page/title Choose to search keywords by either page or title. The default setting is by page.
Date range Select the date of release to narrow your search results to content on specific pages.
Title of reports/research papers Select the title from the drop-down list under "Reports & Research Papers" to narrow your search results.
Name of the Bank's officers Select the name of the Bank's officers from the drop-down list under "Speaker" to narrow your search results within Speeches and Statements.