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Amid the current economic crisis, regional banks should tailor their business models to their local markets in anticipation of government decentralization.
Asset management companies' FY08 revenues apparently fell some 20% form FY07. With the asset management industry undergoing consolidation led by foreign financial institutions, Japanese asset management companies face the challenge of offering solutions to clients while tightening cost controls.
Reinhart and Rogoff's 2008 study of financial crises over the past two centuries underlines the frequency of such events. In my two decades as a central banker we dealt with five major crises: the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, the US savings and loan crisis and the Scandinavian banking crisis of the early 1990s, and the Asian currency crisis and Japanese financial crisis of the late 1990s.
I often receive inquiries about Japan's social security pension schemes from researchers and other interested parties overseas. In the course of responding to such inquiries, I felt that it would be convenient for both myself and the inquiring parties to have a booklet that could serve as a basic guide to Japan's social security pension schemes. I therefore decided to publish this booklet.