Japan's unemployment rate is expected to slowly fall below 3 percent which should boost inflation, says Europacifica Consulting's Naomi Fink.
The BOJ might have try to ease policy further, but that might not actually help boost consumer spending, says HSBC's Frederic Neumann.
Japan's retail sales fell more than expected in August, keeping policymakers under pressure to find ways of beefing up household spending.
WisdomTree Japan KK's Jesper Koll says Abe needs to address the Japanese people's concerns about the future and the stability of the pension system.
George Goncalves, head of rates strategy for the Americas at Nomura, shares his view on how recent central bank decisions have affected bond markets.
Central banks trying to control the yield curve is seen as a positive for banks, says BNP Paribas Investment Partners' Colin Graham.
The dollar fell against the yen after comments from a top BOJ official and uncertainty from impending U.S. presidential debate.
Some strategists expect the Japanese yen to gain ground against the dollar if Trump wins tonight's presidential debate.
Japan's aggressive monetary easing is reminiscent of Einstein's quip about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Maybank's Saktiandi Supaat says there are still opportunities to buy the dips on the dollar ahead of an expected Fed rate hike in December.
Through yield curve controls, the BOJ is targeting the pricing of bonds and not the quantity of asset purchases, says JPMorgan AM's Tai Hui.
Japan needs both fiscal and monetary policy to tackle the inflation issue, says Fullerton Fund Management's Pranay Gupta.
Gold edged lower, but the yellow metal was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in nearly two months.
The dollar index edged higher on Friday, reversing earlier selling, after comments from Boston Fed Reserve President Eric Rosengren.
The BOJ's yield curve control mean that any risk-off events will not impact JGBs, but affect the dollar/yen, says UBS WM's Kelvin Tay.
BOJ bought itself some time with its new policy twist, but fears of monetary policy limitations will continue through 2017, says JPMorgan's Jonathan Cavenagh.
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The BOJ's policy revamp acts as a distraction for markets from the central bank's limited policy options, Europacifica Consulting CEO Naomi Fink.
Tokyo has lost its grip on the yen, and a Fed hike may be the only solution for stopping the yen strength that's weighing on growth.
The dollar was mixed after a Fed meeting that balanced hints of a rise in interest rates this year with cuts in the longer term outlook.