No one's being overly bullish yet, Kuroda says

May 27, 2013

No one's being overly bullish yet, Kuroda says

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Sunday he saw no signs of “excessively bullish expectations” in asset markets and the nation can cope with rising interest rates, provided the economy improves. The comments by the 68-year-old central banker came after stocks slumped on ...

JGB yields hit 1% first time in year

May 24, 2013

JGB yields hit 1% first time in year

Japanese government bonds fell Thursday, with 10-year rates touching 1 percent for the first time in a year, on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will curb stimulus and the Bank of Japan will tolerate an increase in yields. Japan’s five-year note rate matched the ...

G-20 to be given explanation on monetary easing

Apr 18, 2013

G-20 to be given explanation on monetary easing

by Mie Sakamoto

Japan aims to seek global understanding of its aggressive monetary easing at this week’s meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs to ease possible concerns about the yen’s recent steep fall and negative effects that could spill over to other economies. Bank of Japan ...

BOJ ups assessment for all nine regions

Apr 16, 2013

BOJ ups assessment for all nine regions

The Bank of Japan on Monday raised its assessment of all regions for the first time since last July, citing a pickup in the global economy and resilient domestic demand, following its unprecedented easing measures. The central bank became more upbeat about all nine ...

Kuroda: BOJ easing not tied to two years

Apr 13, 2013

Kuroda: BOJ easing not tied to two years

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Friday the central bank will keep its aggressive quantitative easing policy in place until its 2 percent inflation target is achieved, hinting the monetary experiment may take more than two years to work. “It is not appropriate ...

Kuroda defends his major policy shakeup

Apr 11, 2013

Kuroda defends his major policy shakeup

by Jun Hongo

The impact of the dramatic monetary policies adopted last week by the Bank of Japan was “within expectations,” but the bank will keep a close watch on markets, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday. Speaking during a joint interview with The Japan Times and ...

Apr 7, 2013

Money that's twice as easy

The Bank of Japan, under its new governor, doubles down on monetary easing with a policy boldly aimed at a 2 percent inflation target in two years.