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Announcement of the Monetary Policy Meeting Decisions (Mar.13)

March 13, 1998
Bank of Japan

(For immediate release)

The Bank today held a Monetary Policy Meeting, a regular meeting of the Policy Board on monetary policy.

By unanimous vote, the Policy Board decided to leave monetary policy unchanged.


Meeting hours :
9:00 to 11:28, and 12:40 to 14:10

Members present :
Yasuo Matsushita (Chairman, Governor of the Bank of Japan)
(Mr. Matsushita was not present between 9:00 and 11:28 ,and after 13:42 due to his attendance at Diet meetings.)
Shigeru Koino (Appointed member)
Yasuo Gotoh (Appointed member)
Susumu Taketomi (Appointed member)
Takanobu Nakagawa (Representative of the Ministry of Finance)*
Yasuyuki Fujishima (Representative of the Economic Planning Agency)*

  • no voting rights

Release of Monthly Report of Recent Economic and Financial Developments :
(Consisting of "The Bank's View" and "The Background")
Japanese version of the entire report and English version of "The Bank's View"
9:20 on Tuesday, March 17,1998
English version of "The Background"
End of March 1998

Release of minutes :
14:00 on Tuesday, April 14,1998