Japan’s public debt financing strategy may be unsustainable – research


Japan’s three-decade strategy to finance its ever-growing public debt load may have reached its limits due to losses of public companies and volatile sovereign bond market.

This is the conclusion of the research work, Japan’s public sector balance sheet, by Yugo Koshima, published by the International Monetary Fund. It focuses on the evolution of Japan’s public sector balance sheet (PSBS) over the last three decades.

“Japan’s PSBS is one of the largest in the world and features a large

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