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International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity (as of February 28, 2015)

March 6, 2015

Ministry of Finance

Japan's reserve assets totaled $1,251,112 million as of February 28, 2015, down $ 9,991 million from the end of January.

Details on the level and composition of Japan's international reserves/ foreign currency liquidity are provided below.

(in US$ millions)

I.  Official reserve assets and other foreign currency assets
A. Official reserve assets 1,251,112
(1) Foreign currency reserves 1,191,601
(a) Securities 1,143,191
of which: issuer headquartered in Japan -
(b) Deposits with 48,410
(i) Foreign central banks and BIS 44,305
(ii) Banks headquartered in Japan 3,605
of which: located abroad -
(iii) Banks headquartered outside Japan 500
of which: located in Japan 500
(2) IMF reserve position 10,775
(3) SDRs 18,358
(4) Gold 29,868
(volume [in million fine troy ounces]) (24.60)
(5) other reserve assets 510
(a) Financial derivatives -
(b) Loans to nonbank nonresidents -
(c) Other 510
B. Other foreign currency assets 51,721

(Notes) B. Other foreign currency assets include loans to The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in total of $ 51,679 million.

II. Predetermined short-term net drains on foreign currency assets
TotalMaturity breakdown (residual maturity)
Up to 1 monthMore than 1 month and up to 3 monthsMore than 3 months and up to 1 year

1. Foreign currency loans and securities

- - - -

2. Aggregate short and long positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies vis-à vis Yen

29,500 10,500 17,000 2,000

(a) Short positions(-)

- - - -

(b) Long positions (+)

29,500 10,500 17,000 2,000

3. Other

- - - -
III. Contingent short-term net drains on foreign currency assets
TotalMaturity breakdown (residual maturity, where applicable)
Up to 1 monthMore than 1 month and up to 3 monthsMore than 3 months and up to 1 year

1. Contingent liabilities in foreign currency

-5,900 - -2,200 -3,700

(a) Collateral guarantees on debt falling due within 1 year

-5,900 - -2,200 -3,700

(b) Other contingent liabilities

- - - -

2. Foreign currency securities issued with embedded options

- - - -

3. Undrawn, unconditional credit lines provided by:

- - - -

(a) other national monetary authorities, BIS, IMF, and other international organizations

- - - -

(b) banks and other financial institutions headquartered in Japan

- - - -

(c) banks and other financial institutions headquartered outside Japan

- - - -

4. Undrawn, unconditional credit lines provided to:

- - - -

(a) other national monetary authorities, BIS, IMF, and other international organizations

- - - -

(b) banks and other financial institutions headquartered in Japan

- - - -

(c) banks and other financial institutions headquartered outside Japan

- - - -

5. Aggregate short and long positions of options in foreign currencies vis-à vis Yen

- - - -

(a) Short positions

- - - -

(i) Bought puts

- - - -

(ii) Written calls

- - - -

(b) Long positions

- - - -

(i) Bought calls

- - - -

(ii) Written puts

- - - -
IV. Memo items

(a) short-term domestic currency debt indexed to the exchange rate

-

(b) financial instruments denominated in foreign currency and settled by other means(e.g., in Yen)

-

(c) pledged assets

-

(d) securities lent and on repo

3,243

- lent or repoed and included in Section I

-153,813

- lent or repoed but not included in Section I

-

- borrowed or acquired and included in Section I

-

- borrowed or acquired but not included in Section I

157,056

(e) financial derivative assets(net, marked to market)

634

- forwards

-

- futures

-

- swaps

634

- options

-

- other

-

(f) derivatives(forward, futures, or options contracts)that have a residual maturity greater than one year.

-

Notes :

1. Coverage of this template is the monetary authorities and other central government, excluding social security.

2. Current market exchange rates are used for valuation of non-US dollar denominated assets/liabilities.

3. Securities and gold reflect marked to market values.

4. In Section III, the plus (+) sign is used for inflows and the minus (-) sign for outflows, in accordance with International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity: Guidelines for a Data Template, IMF.

5. ABF1 and ABF2 are included under item 1.A.(5) See http://asianbondsonline.adb.orgOpen a New Window