Japan Credit Ratings

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Moody'sS&PFitchDBRS
RatingOutlookRatingOutlookRatingOutlookRatingOutlook
A1StableA+PositiveAStableA (high)Stable

Credit Rating History

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Rating Agency
Date
Previous Rating
Previous Rating
New Rating
New Outlook
DBRS
Jan 25, 2019AStableA (high)Stable
S&P
Apr 13, 2018A+StableA+Positive
Fitch
Apr 27, 2017ANegativeAStable
DBRS
Dec 28, 2016A (high)NegativeAStable
Fitch
Jun 13, 2016AStableANegative
DBRS
Nov 30, 2015A (high)StableA (high)Negative
S&P
Sep 16, 2015AA-NegativeA+Stable
Fitch
Apr 27, 2015A+Negative WatchAStable
Fitch
Dec 9, 2014A+NegativeA+Negative Watch
Moody's
Dec 1, 2014Aa3StableA1Stable
DBRS
Nov 20, 2013A (high)Stable
Fitch
May 22, 2012AANegativeA+Negative
Moody's
Aug 24, 2011Aa2Negative WatchAa3Stable
Moody's
May 31, 2011Aa2NegativeAa2Negative Watch
Fitch
May 27, 2011AAStableAANegative
S&P
Apr 26, 2011AA-StableAA-Negative
Moody's
Feb 22, 2011Aa2StableAa2Negative
S&P
Jan 27, 2011AANegativeAA-Stable
S&P
Jan 26, 2010AAStableAANegative
Moody's
May 18, 2009AaaPositiveAa2Stable

Table Key

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Grade
Moody'sS&PFitchDBRS
Prime
AaaAAAAAAAAA
High Grade
Aa1AA+AA+AA (high)
Aa2AAAAAA
Aa3AA-AA-AA (low)
Upper Medium Grade
A1A+A+A (high)
A2AAA
A3A-A-A (low)
Lower Medium Grade
Baa1BBB+BBB+BBB (high)
Baa2BBBBBBBBB
Baa3BBB-BBB-BBB (low)
Non-investment Grade Speculative
Ba1BB+BB+BB (high)
Ba2BBBBBB
Ba3BB-BB-BB (low)
Highly Speculative
B1B+B+B (high)
B2BBB
B3B-B-B (low)
Substantial Risks
Caa1CCC+CCC+CCC
Caa2CCCCCCCCC
Caa3CCC-CCC-CCC
Extremely Speculative
CaCCCCCCC
CCCC
In Default with Little Prospect for Recovery
CDRDRD
In Default
SDSD
CDDD
DDDD
DDDDDD
Not Rated
NRNRNRNR