Japan Interest Rates

The Japanese economy with a population of 127.36 Million (Est 2010) ranks 3rd in the world with a GDP PPP of 4.1 trillion and GDP PPP per capita of 32,554 vs 45,934 (United States) according to the IMF in 2009. Its currency the Japanese Yen (JPY) is the 3rd most traded currency in the world. Bank deposits held for a fixed term in Japan are called time deposits. According to CIA.gov its inflation was 1.4% in 2008 and -1.4% in 2009.

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Japan Banks

Showing rates for 13 Bank deposit providers in Japan.
Bank Branch Founded Ownership
Bank of Yokohama Bank Of Yokohama 609 1920 Local
Japan Post Bank Japan Post Bank 234 2006 Local
Nomura Nomura 176 1993 Local
Shizuoka Bank Shizuoka Bank 173 1943 Local
Chiba Bank Chiba Bank 156 1943 Local
Citibank Japan Citibank Japan 38 1902 Foreign
Shinsei Bank Shinsei Bank 29 1952 Local
HSBC Japan HSBC Japan 2 1866 Foreign
MUFG MUFG N/A
Standard Chartered Japan Standard Chartered Japan 1880 Foreign

Japan Discussion Activity

  • Citibank Japan
    Q: . We are interested in applying for a 3.8 million yen loan, or about $35k to complete the remodeling and renovations. This would be my first time navigating through home mortgages and any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Anon from Imaricho-ko, Japan
  • Citibank Japan
    Q: I'm looking to set up 4 retail shops, three in Hokkaido and one with a large warehouse in Cebu, Phillipines for Amazon and Ebay shipping. I suspect that I need to start with 12,000,000 yen. What are the loan requirements and terms and how do I apply?

    David Hyre from Dasmarinas, Philippines
  • Citibank Japan
    Q: I'm from Philippines, have been living in Japan for almost 3.5 years, and would like to have a home loan. however, the property I have is back in the Philippines. Would it still be possible to have a home loan? I am a non-Japanese residence.

    Janella from Japan