I often get the questions about Japanese fundamental data.

Their website is very hard to follow, as a matter of fact.

Thus I would like to summarize the list of places where you can get such data from.

  1. Bank of Japan
    1.1 Main Page (English)
    https://www.boj.or.jp/en index.htm/1.2 Monetary Policy Meeting Schedules and meeting minutes
    https://www.boj.or.jp/en/mopo/mpmsche_minu index.htm/1.3 Tankan Report
    https://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/tk index.htm/1.4 Price Index
    https://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/pi index.htm/

    1.5 Balance of Payment
    https://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/br/bop_06/index.htm/

  2. Ministry of Finance Japan

2.1 Main Page (English)
http://www.mof.go.jp/english/index.htm

2.2 International Investment Position
https://www.mof.go.jp/english/international_policy/reference/iip/index.htm

2.3 International Transactions in Securities (Monthly)
https://www.mof.go.jp/international_policy/reference/itn_transactions_in_securities/month.pdf

 

Typically their statics are stored in the form of CSV files.   Even if you import these files into Excel sheet, it is still very hard to read.

Thus, I recommend you check the above 2.3 item (PDF file).

This file includes the statistics of how much Japanese investors bought the foreign bonds and securities.

In case of Aug 2015, according to this report, Japanese investors bought 2.9 trillion Yen worth of foreign bonds and securities, that is a record high.

Also historically, it is known that Oct is the most popular month for them to purchase foreign bonds and securities.

 

I understand it is sometimes hard to read Japanese fundamental data unless you read Japanese.

So if you happen to have any questions of where to get a certain data from, let me know.

I will do my best to find it for you.

 

 

YJ Baik – Forex.Today @ Tokyo

 

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