Current Japan credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's A+ positive 13 Apr 2018 outlook upgrade
Moody's Investors Service A1 - 1 Dec 2014 rating downgrade
Fitch Ratings A - 27 Apr 2017 outlook upgrade
DBRS A - 28 Dec 2016 rating downgrade

Japan Credit Ratings: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

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Grade S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
Investment AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA(high) High Medium Grade
AA Aa2 AA AA
AA- Aa3 AA- AA(low)
A+ A1 A+ A(high) Upper Medium Grade
A A2 A A
A- A3 A- A(low)
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB(high) Lower Medium Grade
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB(low)
Speculative BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB(high) Speculative
BB Ba2 BB BB
BB- Ba3 BB- BB(low)
B+ B1 B+ B(high) Highly Speculative
B B2 B B
B- B3 B- B(low)
CCC+ Caa1 CCC+ CCC(high) Substantial Risk
CCC Caa2 CCC CCC
CCC- Caa3 CCC- CCC(low)
CC Ca CC CC Extremely Speculative
C Ca C C
RD C RD RD In Default
SD / SD SD
D / D D

Japan Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of Japan credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
13 Apr 2018 A+
27 Apr 2017 A
28 Dec 2016 A
13 Jun 2016 A
30 Nov 2015 A (high)
16 Sep 2015 A+
27 Apr 2015 A
1 Dec 2014 A1
20 Nov 2013 A (high)
22 May 2012 A+
24 Aug 2011 Aa3
27 May 2011 AA
26 Apr 2011 AA-
22 Feb 2011 Aa2
27 Jan 2011 AA-
26 Jan 2010 AA
18 May 2009 Aa2
22 Apr 2007 AA
1 Jun 2006 Aaa
23 May 2006 AA-
9 May 2005 AA
7 Apr 2004 Aaa
23 Mar 2004 AA-
30 May 2002 Aa1
15 Apr 2002 AA-
27 Nov 2001 AA
26 Nov 2001 AA
11 Sep 2001 AA+
2 Mar 2001 AA+
22 Feb 2001 AA+
21 Sep 2000 AA+
16 Nov 1998 Aa1
1 Sep 1998 AAA
2 Apr 1998 Aaa
10 Aug 1994 AAA
1 Oct 1981 Aaa
28 Feb 1975 AAA
22 Jan 1959 BBB

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