[TOKYO] Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Tuesday that he believe the Bank of Japan will decide monetary policy appropriately.

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan board member Takako Masai said on Wednesday the central bank stood ready to ease policy further without hesitation if momentum for hitting its 2 per cent price target was...

[OSAKA] Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank will aim to push down short- and medium-term bond yields, without lowering super-long yields too much, if it were to...

JAPAN'S core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low in August due to lower oil costs and feeble economic growth, data showed on Sept 20, adding to the central bank's growing challenges in...

[TOKYO] Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that monetary policy was up to the Bank of Japan to decide, when asked about the possibility of the central bank's deepening negative...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday but said it would re-examine economic and price developments more thoroughly at its next policy meeting in October.

[TOKYO] Bank of Japan policymakers will debate the feasibility of ramping up already massive stimulus on Thursday but are expected to save their limited ammunition for a while longer, despite...

[HAKODATE, Japan] Bank of Japan board member Goushi Kataoka advocated a pre-emptive further easing in monetary policy, warning of risks to the inflation outlook and the pain spreading through the...

[KUMAMOTO, Japan] Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Thursday that further declines in borrowing costs could hurt consumer sentiment and the economy by prompting financial...

NEWS ANALYSIS

DOWNWARD-SPIRALLING bond yields and other signs of global recession have strung a tightrope for the Bank of Japan (BOJ): it must keep pumping money to spur growth, but also prevent borrowing costs...