Masahiro Hidaka
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 3, 2014
BOJ struggling to meet inflation deadline, former vice governor says
The Bank of Japan may need more time to achieve its 2 percent inflation target and the country can't ignore harm caused by an abrupt weakening of the yen, said Toshiro Muto, a two-time contender to lead the central bank.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 22, 2014
Weak yen puts Japan at risk of recession, says ex-BOJ deputy
Japan is in danger of falling into a recession as the yen's decline reduces the purchasing power of households and squeezes corporate profits, according to a former deputy governor of the Bank of Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 13, 2014
BOJ holds course as analysts delay action calls
The Bank of Japan on Friday raised its view of overseas economies while maintaining unprecedented stimulus launched as part of BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to stoke 2 percent inflation in two years.
Jun 12, 2014
Big BOJ balance sheet may be inflation target's legacy
Bank of Japan officials are considering maintaining a large balance sheet for the central bank even after it achieves its inflation target, reducing the risk of a surge in long-term bond yields, sources said.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 1, 2014
Assured BOJ foils analysts' predictions
The confidence that Bank of Japan officials are demonstrating in achieving their inflation target is lowering the chances of additional monetary easing this year even as the economy weakens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 25, 2014
BOJ said worried by bond traders' ignoring of inflation
Bank of Japan officials are increasingly concerned the nation's bond market is failing to reflect emerging inflation, raising the risk of a sudden surge in yields, sources said.
Apr 23, 2014
BOJ will not buy bonds indefinitely
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has said the BOJ will not buy bonds just to keep down the government's debt-servicing costs after it achieves its goal of stable 2 percent inflation.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2014
Higher prices risk 'Abenomics' backlash
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to vault Japan out of 15 years of deflation risks losing public support by spurring too much inflation too quickly as companies add extra price increases to this month's sales tax bump.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 5, 2013
BOJ struggles to convince on 2% as 'Abenomics' shine dims
Half a year after Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda unleashed record monetary easing, economists see the bank failing to meet its inflation target, underscoring the case for stronger steps to revive the economy.
Mar 13, 2010
BOJ looks to expand balance sheet
The Bank of Japan may seek next week to counter a contraction of its balance sheet caused by the monthend expiration of an emergency-credit program and persistent deflation.
Aug 7, 2009
BOJ said to see deflation stretching through 2011
The Bank of Japan will probably forecast that declines in consumer prices will extend into 2011 even as the economy recovers, sources said.
Mar 7, 2009
BOJ may have to buy more debt: Yamaguchi
The Bank of Japan may need to expand its purchases of corporate debt to prevent a credit shortage from worsening the recession, BOJ Deputy Gov. Hirohide Yamaguchi said.


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