Note 2-25

25 Under the FY2001 fiscal investment and loan reform, the obligation to deposit in fiscal investment funds such as postal savings, etc. was abolished but in order to reimburse deposits of 40-60 trillion yen a year, the investment and loan bonds based on postal savings, etc., were underwritten as a transitional measure over a seven-year period, giving consideration to the impact on the market in the case that the necessary funds are procured on the market and the fund-raising required for the continuation of previous loans of fiscal investment and loan funds.