Banking in Japan

Hirofumi Uchida and Gregory Udell

in The Oxford Handbook of Banking

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640935
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Finance

Banking in Japan

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This article examines the structure, performance, and some of the defining characteristics of the Japanese banking industry. It begins with an overview of the Japanese banking system. It then addresses specific topics related to the Japanese banking system: the main bank system (including relationship banking), the Japanese banking crisis during the 1990s, and the impact of the subprime crisis in 2008 on Japanese banks.

Keywords: Japanese banking industry; relationship banking; banking crisis; subprime crisis; Japanese banks

Article.  14231 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets ; Public Economics

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