Apr 14, 2016

Japan's biggest bank criticizes BOJ policy for fueling anxiety

The top executive of Japan’s biggest bank delivered a rare criticism of the central bank on Thursday, saying its negative-interest-rate policy has contributed to anxiety among households and companies and prolonging it may weaken financial institutions. “Both households and businesses have become skeptical about ...

Feb 2, 2016

Will Kuroda's gamble work?

The latest BOJ step appears to point to the limits of what the central bank alone can do to achieve its goal of ending deflation.

Japan can endure yen's gains, says Kuroda's former deputy

Jan 13, 2016

Japan can endure yen's gains, says Kuroda's former deputy

While Japan has breathing space before the yen’s gains become a serious problem for the economy, policymakers are unlikely to stand by should it climb too fast or if key inflation measures slump, according to Takatoshi Ito, a former colleague of central bank chief ...