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Welcome to the Bank of Japan's website.
The following is a practical guide to using the site.
How to Find the Information You Need
We have four navigation systems to help you find the information you are looking for . They appear on every page of the site.
(1) Global navigation
You can find the global navigation bar at the top of the page, sorted by the Bank's policies and operations. Click to proceed to the main categories of the relevant section.
For tablets and smartphones, click MENU on the top right corner to proceed.
Once you have selected a category from the drop-down list of the global navigation bar, you will find a sub-navigation bar at the right-hand side of the page (for tablets and smartphones, scroll toward the bottom of the page) with indexes showing items located under the category you selected.
(3) Breadcrumb navigation
You can find the breadcrumbs above the page title to find out where you are. For example, the breadcrumbs of Home > Help appears above the title of this "Help" page.
Click the breadcrumb to proceed to the relevant page.
Type in one or more keywords and click Search. For more details, see Search.
It is recommended that you use a browser supported by the operating system of the device being used.
Types of Files and How to Open Them
We provide information in various types of file formats, such as the following.
Click the icon or file name to open files.
|Icon||Type of file (extension) and how to open it|
|PDF (Portable Document Format) files (.pdf)|
|MS-Word files (.doc or .docx)|
|MS-Excel files (.xls or .xlsx)|
|Zip-compressed MS-Word or MS-Excel files (.zip or .lzh)
Use software to decompress and/or to open files downloaded in the device being used.
|CSV (comma separated value) files (.csv)
Use spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel to open files.
|Text files (.txt)|
Please note that content on the site may be deleted without prior notice. The Bank also reserves the right to change content on the site.
If you have any technical inquiries about the site, please contact the following address.