Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes

Two members of the Bank of Japan's Policy Board voted against the decision to ease policy at its January 19-20 meeting, the minutes showed. The two members said economic conditions made the move unnecessary and that it could cause misunderstanding in the markets.

Board members Teizo Taya and Miyako Suda voted against the decision to raise the current account deposits target to 30-35 trillion yen ($275-$321 billion) from 27-32 trillion.

Many of the nine BOJ board members saw positive effects on