The Bank of Japan serves as Japan's central bank. The web site contains publications such as Quarterly Economic Outlook, Balance of Payments Monthly, and Economic Statistics Monthly. Visitors can also find press releases, Governor's speeches and statistics on prices, money, interest rates, exchange rates, and the Bank of Japan accounts.
The Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies "conducts fundamental research on various economic and financial issues from a long-term policy perspective." Publications available at the web site include Monetary and Economic Studies and Discussion Papers. There is also a virtual currency museum which traces the development of the Japanese currency.