The Bank of Japan raised its economic forecasts at its policy meeting outcome on Thursday, but it kept policy steady.
It's too premature for the Bank of Japan to consider ending monetary stimulus, warns Neeraj Seth of BlackRock.
The BOJ will stress its resolve to maintain its massive monetary stimulus, sources told Reuters.
David Mann, Standard Chartered Bank, weighs in on the direction of the Japanese yen.
Jason Miller, BlackRock Japan, weighs in on the Bank of Japan's ETF purchases and BlackRock's overhaul of its active management business.
Japanese companies expect consumer prices to rise 0.7 percent a year from now, unchanged from their projection three months ago.
Sayuri Shirai, professor at Keio University, says big manufacturers expect the yen to appreciate more than the exchange rate actually reflects.
Takuji Okubo, Japan Macro Advisors, says the stable yen is benefiting Japanese manufacturers but they might not actually be confident.
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.