The Bank of Japan has a ‘Toyota problem’

For Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda, this week’s BOJ meeting is a go-through-the-motions exercise. He’ll look across the table and get his colleagues’ assessments of inflation and growth before standing pat on the BOJ’s ultra-loose policies. ( read original story ...)

Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending

The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ’s) war against deflation is far from over, but analysts are hopeful that 2017 may mark a turning point for the world’s third-largest economy. Evidence that two decades of deflation have yet to be fully expunged came Friday ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei, other Pacific markets slide as dollar loses ground

Japan's Nikkei slid almost 1% in early trading Monday. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and muted American GDP data have put traders in Asia back into risk-off positions, though many markets in the region are on a holiday break. ( read original story ...)