Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda indicated the central bank will keep intact its current monetary easing policy in 2014 with prospects that the economy will continue to recover despite possible adverse impact from the consumption tax hike in April.

In a recent interview, the BOJ chief poured cold water on the view in financial markets that the bank is likely to further ease its monetary policy as early as the first half of the year.

"As long as the economy moves as expected, we will continue with the current policy," he said.