Bank of Japan Has an 8.7 Trillion Yen Gap in Balance Sheet

  • Gap between book value of JGBs and face value at a record
  • BOJ wrote down 874 billion yen in losses last fiscal year

Why Does the BOJ Have an $84B Gap in Its Balance Sheet?

There’s an 8.7 trillion yen ($84 billion) gap between the value of government bond holdings on the Bank of Japan’s balance sheet and their face value.

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