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Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks

The Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks was established in August 2018 to conduct necessary deliberations with aims to facilitate market participants and interest rate benchmark users to appropriately choose and use Japanese yen interest rate benchmarks.

Terms of Reference and List of the Participants

Table : Terms of Reference and List of the Participants
Date Title
Jul.  1, 2021 List of the Participants [PDF 211KB]
Aug.  1, 2018 Terms of Reference [PDF 48KB]

Public Consultation Materials

Table : Public Consultation Materials
Date Title
Sep. 28, 2021 Public Consultation on the Treatment of Tough Legacy Contracts in Japan [PDF 523KB]
Sep. 28, 2021 Public Consultation on the Treatment of Tough Legacy Contracts in Japan (Appendix 3-b, Answer Format) [XLSX 18KB]
Nov. 30, 2020 Final Report on the Results of the Second Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks [PDF 429KB]
Aug.  7, 2020 Second Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks [PDF 832KB]
Aug.  7, 2020 Second Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks (Appendix 3-b, Answer Format) [XLSX 17KB]
Nov. 29, 2019 Main Points of the Final Report on the Results of the Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks [PDF 380KB]
Nov. 29, 2019 Final Report on the Results of the Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks [PDF 544KB]
Jul.  2, 2019 Main Points of the Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks [PDF 568KB]
Jul.  2, 2019 Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks [PDF 699KB]
Jul.  2, 2019 Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks (Appendix) [PDF 421KB]
Jul.  2, 2019 Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks (Appendix 5-a, Issues Subject to Public Comments) [PDF 170KB]
Jul.  2, 2019 Public Consultation on the Appropriate Choice and Usage of Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks (Appendix 5-b, Answer Format) [DOCX 24KB]

Other Releases

Table :Other Releases
Date Title
Aug. 26, 2021 Response to "Consultation on proposed decision under Article 23D Benchmarks Regulation for 6 sterling and yen LIBOR settings" 
Apr. 26, 2021 Statement regarding Calculation and Publication of Production Rates for Term Reference Rates  
Apr. 16, 2021 Update on "Roadmap to Prepare for the Discontinuation of Japanese Yen LIBOR" 
Mar. 11, 2021 Response to the Letter regarding Transition Away from LIBOR, Published Jointly by the FSA and BOJ [PDF 225KB]
Feb.  3, 2021 Response to "Consultation on proposed policy with respect to the exercise of the FCA's powers under new Article 23D" 
Nov.  6, 2020 Statement regarding Adherence to the IBOR Fallbacks Protocol Launched by ISDA [PDF 201KB]
May  26, 2020 Statement regarding Calculation and Publication of Prototype Rates for Term Reference Rates 
Feb. 26, 2020 Determination of the Calculating and Publishing Entities of Prototype Rates for Term Reference Rates [PDF 147KB]
Dec.  6, 2019 Closing of the Call for Application of Calculating and Publishing Entities of Prototype Rates for Term Reference Rates (Swap) [PDF 144KB]
Oct. 29, 2019 Solicitation of the Calculating and Publishing Entities of Prototype Rates for Term Reference Rates (Swap)  [PDF 161KB]
Aug. 30, 2019 Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Forum "Main Points of the Public Consultation and Overview of Deliberations on Interest Rate Benchmark Reform in Japan and Abroad" 
Aug. 28, 2019 Establishment of the "Task Force on Term Reference Rates" and Holding of the First Meeting [PDF 155KB]
Jul. 30, 2019 Establishment of the "Task Force on Term Reference Rates" [PDF 161KB]
Jul. 20, 2018 Establishment of the "Cross-Industry Committee on Japanese Yen Interest Rate Benchmarks" [PDF 54KB]

Meeting Materials

Table : Meeting Materials
Date of the Meeting Date of Release
Agenda Items Minutes
Sep. 17, 2021
(Twenty-sixth Meeting)
Sep. 17, 2021 [PDF 196KB] Sep. 17, 2021 [ZIP 702KB] Sep. 28, 2021 [PDF 156KB]
Sep. 10, 2021
(Twenty-fifth Meeting)
Sep. 10, 2021 [PDF 209KB] - Sep. 28, 2021 [PDF 118KB]
Aug. 26, 2021
(Twenty-fourth Meeting)
Aug. 26, 2021 [PDF 214KB] Aug. 26, 2021 [ZIP 816KB] Sep. 17, 2021 [PDF 328KB]
Aug. 13, 2021
(Twenty-third Meeting)
Aug. 13, 2021 [PDF 210KB] Aug. 13, 2021 [ZIP 1,003KB] Sep. 3, 2021 [PDF 331KB]
Apr. 27, 2021
(Twenty-second Meeting)
Apr. 27, 2021 [PDF 206KB] Apr. 27, 2021 [PDF 149KB] May 25, 2021 [PDF 393KB]
Mar. 26, 2021
(Twenty-first Meeting)
Mar. 26, 2021 [PDF 206KB] Mar. 26, 2021 [PDF 276KB] Apr. 16, 2021 [PDF 361KB]
Mar. 11, 2021
(Twentieth Meeting)
Mar. 11, 2021 [PDF 209KB] Mar. 11, 2021 [PDF 225KB] Apr. 1, 2021 [PDF 326KB]
Feb. 3, 2021
(Nineteeth Meeting)
Feb. 3, 2021 [PDF 206KB] Feb. 3, 2021 [PDF 190KB] Mar. 1, 2021 [PDF 323KB]
Dec. 25, 2020
(Eighteenth Meeting)
Dec. 25, 2020 [PDF 201KB] Dec. 25, 2020 [PDF 701KB] Jan. 15, 2021 [PDF 319KB]
Nov. 5, 2020
(Seventeenth Meeting)
Nov. 5, 2020 [PDF 198KB] Nov. 5, 2020 [ZIP 987KB] Nov. 30, 2020 [PDF 393KB]
Sep. 30, 2020
(Sixteenth Meeting)
Sep. 30, 2020 [PDF 197KB] - Oct. 21, 2020 [PDF 332KB]
Jul. 16, 2020
(Fifteenth Meeting)
Jul. 16, 2020 [PDF 196KB] Jul. 16, 2020 [ZIP 1,756KB] Aug. 7, 2020 [PDF 372KB]
May 15, 2020
(Fourteenth Meeting)
May 15, 2020 [PDF 201KB] - Jun. 5, 2020 [PDF 358KB]
Mar. 31, 2020
(Thirteenth Meeting)
Mar. 31, 2020 [PDF 205KB] - Apr. 21, 2020 [PDF 355KB]
Feb. 25, 2020
(Twelfth Meeting)
Feb. 25, 2020 [PDF 198KB] Feb. 25, 2020 [ZIP 897KB] Mar. 17, 2020 [PDF 465KB]
Jan. 31, 2020
(Eleventh Meeting)
Jan. 31, 2020 [PDF 209KB] - Feb. 21, 2020 [PDF 332KB]
Dec. 6, 2019
(Tenth Meeting)
Dec. 6, 2019 [PDF 207KB] - Dec. 26, 2019 [PDF 331KB]
Nov. 1, 2019
(Ninth Meeting)
Nov. 1, 2019 [PDF 196KB] Nov. 1, 2019 [ZIP 368KB] Nov. 22, 2019 [PDF 474KB]
Jun. 28, 2019
(Eighth Meeting)
Jun. 28, 2019 [PDF 33KB] - Jul. 18, 2019 [PDF 59KB]
Jun. 5, 2019
(Seventh Meeting)
Jun. 5, 2019 [PDF 78KB] Jun. 5, 2019 [ZIP 389KB] Jun. 28, 2019 [PDF 176KB]
Apr. 24, 2019
(Sixth Meeting)
Apr. 24, 2019 [PDF 23KB] Apr. 24, 2019 [ZIP 2,392KB] May 22, 2019 [PDF 183KB]
Jan. 18, 2019
(Fifth Meeting)
Jan. 18, 2019 [PDF 22KB] Jan. 18, 2019 [ZIP 850KB] Feb. 8, 2019 [PDF 182KB]
Nov. 8, 2018
(Forth Meeting)
Nov. 8, 2018 [PDF 35KB] - Nov. 28, 2018 [PDF 120KB]
Oct. 24, 2018
(Third Meeting)
Oct. 24, 2018 [PDF 23 KB] Oct. 24, 2018 [ZIP 586KB] Nov. 16, 2018 [PDF 184KB]
Sep. 26, 2018
(Second Meeting)
Sep. 26, 2018 [PDF 24 KB] - Oct. 17, 2018 [PDF 56KB]
Aug. 1, 2018
(First Meeting)
Aug. 1, 2018 [PDF 23 KB] Aug. 1, 2018 [ZIP 831KB] Aug. 23, 2018 [PDF 159KB]

Task Force on Term Reference Rates

The Task Force on Term Reference Rates was established in cooperation with the Committee to provide practical support to the calculating and publishing entities of term structures based on the risk-free reference rate (Term Reference Rates).

Table : Task Force on Term Reference Rates
Date Title
Sep. 25, 2019 List of the Members of Task Force on Term Reference Rates [PDF 170KB]
Sep. 25, 2019 Terms of Reference [PDF 119KB]

Sub-Groups

Sub-Groups were established by the decision of the Committee under the Committee to conduct necessary deliberations by products or by themes drawing on the views of practitioners or experts.

Sub-Group on Loans

Table : Sub-Group on Loans
Date Title
Jul.  1, 2021 List of the Participants of Sub-Group on Loans [PDF 210KB]
Dec. 25, 2020 TONA (Fixing in Arrears) Conventions to Use in Loans (Excerpt from "Report from the Sub-Group on Loans", meeting material of Dec. 25, 2020 Meeting) [PDF 701KB]
Nov. 30, 2020 Example of the Spread Adjustment Methodology Using the "Historical Median Approach over a 5-year Lookback Period" Applicable to TIBOR (Excerpt from "Report from the Sub-Group on Loans," meeting item for the Nov. 5, 2020 Meeting) [PDF 349KB]
Aug.  1, 2018 Terms of Reference [PDF 41KB]

Sub-Group on Bonds

Table : Sub-Group on Bonds
Date Title
Jul.  1, 2021 List of the Participants of Sub-Group on Bonds [PDF 210KB]
Aug.  1, 2018 Terms of Reference [PDF 41KB]

Sub-Group for the Development of Term Reference Rates

Table : Sub-Group for the Development of Term Reference Rates
Date Title
Sep. 28, 2021 Cessation of the initiation of new interest rate swaps referencing JPY LIBOR 
Jul. 26, 2021 Transition of Quoting Conventions in the JPY interest rate swaps market ("TONA First") 
Jul.  1, 2021 List of the Participants of Sub-Group for the Development of Term Reference Rates [PDF 215KB]
Mar. 26, 2021 Preparations for the discontinuation of LIBOR in the JPY interest rate swaps market (Excerpt from "Report from the Sub-Group for the Development of Term Reference Rates", meeting material of Mar. 26, 2021 Meeting) [PDF 205KB]
Aug.  1, 2018 Terms of Reference [PDF 42KB]

Working Group on Currency Swaps

Table : Sub-Group for the Development of Term Reference Rates
Date Title
Aug. 13, 2021 Transition of Quoting Conventions in the Cross-Currency Swap Market(Excerpt from "Report from the Working Group on Currency Swaps", meeting material of Aug. 13, 2021 Meeting) [PDF 219KB]
Nov. 16, 2018 List of the Participants of Working Group on Currency Swaps [PDF 170KB]
Nov.  8, 2018 Terms of Reference [PDF 43KB]

Links to Related Websites

National Working Groups and Related Associations, etc.

Study Group on Risk-Free Reference Rates

The Study Group on Risk-Free Reference Rates has conducted necessary deliberations on the identification of a Japanese yen nearly risk-free benchmark rate and usage of the rate since April 2015.