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Release of the "Payment and Settlement Systems Report"

March 31, 2006
Bank of Japan

On March 6, 2006, the Bank of Japan released the first issue of the "Payment and Settlement Systems Report."1

The report (1) presents the Bank's findings following an analysis of trends in the transaction volume and value of Japan's payment and settlement systems, and provides information on the progress in reform of these systems; (2) identifies improvements that can be made to enhance the safety and efficiency of Japan's payment and settlement systems, and explains how system operators and the Bank are addressing them; and (3) introduces the Bank's work on payment and settlement systems with the aim of contributing to worldwide research on payment and settlement issues.

The report is prepared by the Payment and Settlement Systems Department.

This issue of the "Payment and Settlement Systems Report" focuses mainly on developments in 2005 and as the first issue, also explains details of settlement mechanisms and the risk management framework of Japan's payment and settlement systems. Appendices in the report provide background information on Japan's payment and settlement systems, including a chronological table of major events, a summary of internationally recognized standards, and a selected bibliography on payment and settlement systems. 

For the outline of the 2005 issue of the "Payment and Settlement Systems Report," please click here (23KB).

Note: 1. Available only in Japanese.