The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
The Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes data module provides an assessment of Japan's macroeconomic statistics against the Special Data Dissemination Standard, complemented by an assessment of data quality based on the IMF's Data Quality Assessment Framework, July 2003 version. The assessment reveals that the data-producing agencies in Japan adhere to the principle of objectivity in the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistics. They demonstrate professionalism and are transparent in their policies and practices. Data are protected by strict measures of confidentiality throughout the data-producing agencies.