Japan 101 Event: Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing

USJI and the US-Asia Institute




Seven months have passed since the Bank of Japan started its renewed efforts to combat deflation under the new policy framework, called “quantitative and qualitative monetary easing” (QQE).  In this presentation, Mr. Kitahara will discuss the main features of the QQE and update recent developments in economic activity and financial markets.

Monday, November 18, 2013

1:30-3:00 pm

1539 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC

RSVP:  202-544-3181 or events@usasiainstitute.org

 Our Speaker


Deputy Director-General, Monetary Affairs Department

Bank of Japan

Introduction by

Dr. Yoshiaki ABE

Operating Advisor, US-Japan Research Institute  

Mr. Michio Kitahara is Deputy Director-General in the Monetary Affairs Department of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). After serving as Secretary to the Governor of the Bank of Japan from 2000, Mr. Kitahara served as Alternate Executive Director for Japan, International Monetary Fund from 2003-2007.  He returned to BOJ in 2007 as the Associate Director-General, Bank Surveillance, Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department.  In 2009, he was named Associate Director-General of the Monetary Affairs Department, and in 2011 became General Manager of the Kanazawa Branch.  In July 2013, Mr. Kitahara assumed his current position with the Bank of Japan.   

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