• About JFM

About JFM

Lending and Funding Operations

Basic Flow of Lending and Funding Operations
Note: USD 1 = JPY 122.40 as of 31 March 2022.

Public Institution Wholly Owned by Japanese Local Governments

JFM is a joint funding organization for all local governments, wholly owned by Japanese local governments under the Japan Finance Organization for Municipalities Law (Act No. 64 of 2007, as amended; the “JFM Law”).
JFM loans are provided exclusively to local governments, and local governments must receive the consent or approval of the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications or their respective prefectural governors when they borrow from JFM. Within this structure, JFM has never had a default since its establishment.