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Japan interest rate

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Key data points

Last release
Observation period
Jun 2024
Next release
9.00% on Aug 1, 1980
−0.10% on Feb 29, 2024

About Japan interest rate

In Japan, interest rates are set by the Bank of Japan's Policy Board in its Monetary Policy Meetings. The BoJ's official interest rate is the discount rate. Monetary Policy Meetings produce a guideline for money market operations in inter-meeting periods and this guideline is written in terms of a target for the uncollateralized overnight call rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Japan interest rate is 0.1% at the moment.
Last month Japan interest rate was 0.1%, and the month before that it amounted to 0.1%.
Interest rate is the proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically an annual percentage of the loan outstanding. When it comes to the national level, interest rate is a rate at which banks borrow money from a country's central bank.
Yes, negative interest rate can be used by the government as a monetary policy tool to stimulate economy growth.
Growing or falling interest rate can influence the country's economy, stimulate it or lower the inflation level. Even people can feel the effect of interest rate's movements — for example, if interest rate increases, loans get more expensive.