BoJ unveils international investment position in 2011

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The English translation of a Bank of Japan (BoJ) research paper, published August 20, details the country's international investment position in 2011.

Japan's net assets rose by ¥1.5 trillion ($18.9 billion) to ¥253 trillion, an increase driven by increases in reserve assets and loans. "Japan appears to be the country with the largest net asset position at year-end," the paper says.

An increase of ¥18.5 trillion in external financial assets was mitigated by the appreciation of the yen, which

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