Survey shows Japanese mystified by central bank

A survey published on the Bank of Japan's website this week showed that most Japanese people find the workings of the central bank a mystery.

The BOJ carried out a survey of 4,000 people who were aged at least 20, and found that 63.7 percent of respondents said they knew very little about the bank's activities.

Only 15.2 percent said they thought they had a good understanding of what the Bank of Japan actually does.

And 42.8 percent of people who took part in the survey said they had never heard