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Web Gleanings: Japan—Economics, Trade, Resources

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ECONOMICS

TITLE: KEIDANREN

URL: HTTP://WWW.KEIDANREN.OR.JP/

Monthly policy statements, publications on the future of Japan, and recommendations for “good” corporate behavior with respect to the environment are just a few of the topics on this page. The highlight, perhaps, is the availability on this site of the well-known booklet published each year by the Keizai Koho Center, “Japan 1998—An International Comparison.” This booklet is an invaluable source of data on Japan.

TITLE: NIHON KEIZAI SHIMBUN

URL: http://www.nikkei.co.jp/enews/

The premier economic newspaper of Japan presents daily articles on the top economic events in Japan, high-tech matters, and special features on Asian economic topics. Its sister publication, the English language “Nikkei Weekly,” also has a sampling of the latest paper edition, as well as back editions, dating to June 1997.

TITLE: BANK OF JAPAN

URL: http://www.boj.or.jp/en/index.htm

In addition to Bank financial data and an overview of the bank’s activities, there are research papers, monetary policy speeches, statistical reports, foreign exchange rates, interest rates, and press releases.

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