Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda would need to both buy more longer bonds and cut shorter notes should the authority decide to quickly bring the maturity of its holdings in line with the Federal Reserve.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda began his onslaught to end two decades of economic stagnation and 15 years of deflation as the central bank pledged unprecedented easing, driving the yen's biggest slide since 2011.
Yoshihiro Murai, governor of Miyagi, the prefecture that was the ground zero of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, stands before a gathering in Tokyo of 300 representatives of Japan’s biggest companies and community organizations.
Confidence among big Japanese manufacturers improved by less than economists estimated, bolstering the case for Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to expand stimulus at his first policy meeting this week.
Japan’s economy unexpectedly shrank last quarter as falling exports and a business investment slump outweighed improved consumption, bolstering Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s case for more monetary stimulus to end deflation.