Contributors. Preface. 1. The Japanese Financial System: An Introductory Overview; T. Hoshi, H. Patrick. Part I: The Origins of Japan's Banking Crisis. 2. What Caused Japan's Banking Crisis? T.F. Cargill. 3. Causes of Japan's Banking Problems in the 1990s; K. Ueda. Part II: Responding to Crisis. 4. The Stagnant Japanese Economy in the 1990s: The Need for Financial Supervision to Restore Sustained Growth; T. Ito. 5. The Reorganization of Japan's Financial Bureaucracy: The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure and Blame Avoidance; N. Hiwatari. 6. The Disposal of Bad Loans in Japan: The Case of the CCPC; F. Packer. 7. Bank Lending in Japan: Its Determinants and Macroeconomic Implications; K. Ogawa, S.-I. Kitasaka. 8. The Postal Savings System, Fiscal Investment and Loan Program, and Modernization of Japan's Financial System; T.F. Cargill, N. Yoshino. Part III: Financial Structure Change and the Big Bang. 9. The Big Bang: Idea and Reality; A. Horiuchi. 10. The Big Bang in Japanese Securities Markets; S. Royama. 11. Japan's Financial Big Bang: Its Impact on the Legal System and Corporate Governance; H. Kanda. 12. Big Bang Deregulation and Japanese Corporate Governance: A Survey of the Issues; M.S. Gibson. Subject Index.
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