Bank of Japan balance sheet

At the end of May 20 2017, the Bank of Japan held a total of 498.2 trillion yen in assets, of which Japanese government securities accounted for 425.0 trillion yen.

Published every 10 days by the Bank of Japan. Updated till May 20, 2017 (published on May 23rdh, 2017).

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The Next Release Date: June 2nd, 2017.

Bank of Japan Balance Sheet (Annual,1986-2016)

Note: Values are for the end of the year. 

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