The 2017 Reform of Japan’s Credit Guarantee System and New Functions of Credit Guarantee Corporations

  • Nobuyoshi YamoriEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


In June 2017, the Japanese Diet passed the Partial Revision of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Credit Insurance Act to Promote Improvements and Developments of SME’s Business Management (“Credit Guarantee System Reform Act”) to enhance the roles played by the credit guarantee system in terms of supporting SMEs. In this chapter, the author, who was a member of the Small and Medium Enterprise Policy-Making Council’s Financial Working Group (“Financial WG”), tries to explain the aims of this reform.


Credit guarantee SMEs Bank Government support Japan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Economics & Business AdministrationKobe UniversityKobeJapan

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