A decades-old economic model needs reappraisal as the global downdraft causes trade-reliant economies to reel.
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Finance Minister Taro Aso bought Haruhiko Kuroda time to reach that elusive 2 percent inflation target, but this isn't where the BOJ head wants to be.
China's slowdown may provide an excuse to shelve next October's scheduled increase.
A rebound in fourth-quarter GDP may disappoint idealists, but the fact that the economy is treading water is pretty good these days.
The BOJ's radical monetary policy is marking its 20-year anniversary. Raise a glass to the experiment replicated around the world.
The central bank is buffeted by the same factors as its global peers — and homegrown challenges that are tougher to tackle.
The BOJ governor will likely walk back the exuberance he showed in November.
A misstep 18 years ago should not prevent a careful step today.
For the central bank, failure can be an opportunity.
More immigration allows much-needed growth in the workforce and a higher consumption tax shores up government finances.