Markets are focusing their attention on the Bank of Japan and Japanese government bond yields, notes Gavin Parry of Parry International Trading.
Bank of Japan board members rejected the notion that the central bank will raise its 10-year government bond yield target in the future.
Shares in Asia see-sawed on Thursday, as investors digested monetary policy decisions from the Bank of Japan, People's Bank of China and the Fed.
Kazuo Momma of the Mizuho Research Institute says more tangible data is needed to convince the BOJ that inflation is heading higher.
While Japanese fundamentals look positive, there's a lack of capital flows, flags Brett McGonegal, CEO of Capital Link International.
Markets want to know whether the central bank can maintain the 0 percent 10-year JGB yield, according to Daiju Aoki of UBS Wealth Management.
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate hike.
Izumi Devalier of Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes the central bank is looking for more strength in wage growth before it considers tightening policy.
The dollar added to losses after the Fed hiked interest rates, as expected.
Sean Taylor, CIO at Deutsche Asset Management believes the BOJ will need another three to six months before it starts neutralizing monetary policy.
Machinery order data have been see-sawing for a year now, flags Martin Schulz of the Fujitsu Research Institute.
The Japanese may finally get to spend less time at work, but that doesn't mean they'll use it for shopping.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is running short of time to lay out an exit strategy from the bank's massive stimulus.
Takashi Miwa, chief economist at Nomura, talks about the latest CPI read out of Japan and how the Bank of Japan might react to this.
The yen was set to strengthen against the dollar, despite expectations for U.S. rate hikes, a foreign-exchange strategist at JPMorgan said.
The key to boosting Japan’s sluggish economy isn’t more monetary policy, it’s making households feel secure, a former BOJ board member said.
Sayuri Shirai, professor at Keio University, talks about the valuation of the Japanese yen and the BOJ's inflation target.
Trump may have promoted his reputation as a deal maker, but the chances of landing a bilateral trade deal with Japan look slim, analysts said.
Rate hikes and central bank policy will matter more to markets than the president's initiatives, Peter Boockvar tells CNBC.
Rabobank Senior FX Strategist Jane Foley takes a look at the Japanese yen, and how it could perform following Donald Trump’s meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.