The Bank of Japan must adjust its monetary policy

Sayuri Shirai says the central bank needs to make its policy more sustainable

The Bank of Japan
The Bank of Japan

In the December 2020, the Bank of Japan announced it would assess its monetary policy and publish its findings at the March 18–19 meeting this year, with the hope of finding further effective and sustainable monetary easing. The BoJ stressed that its current monetary easing framework – “quantitative and qualitative monetary easing with yield curve control” – has been effective, so this framework will be maintained. But the central bank suggested it may need to continue monetary easing for longer

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