The Japanese Main Bank System: An Introductory Overview

Masahiko Aoki, Hugh Patrick and Paul Sheard

in The Japanese Main Bank System

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198288992
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601224 | DOI:
 The Japanese Main Bank System: An Introductory Overview

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This chapter presents an overview of the Japanese main bank system. The first section characterizes the main bank system and examines how it operates as a nexus of relationships among firms, financiers, and regulators. The second section explores the main bank system in two contexts: its international comparative context and its historical context.

Keywords: Japanese main bank system; banking services; bank-firm relationships; regulation; international comparative context; historical context

Chapter.  19219 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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