Core consumer prices in Tokyo fell 0.1 percent in July, government data showed on Friday. Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says this is a shocking piece of data.» Read More
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the country's GDP drop in the second quarter is not only due to the consumption tax hike, but other factors are a worry in the economy.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says low yields in the U.S. Treasurys and a lack of action from the Bank of Japan will drive the dollar-yen pair lower.
Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.
Japan's economy is expected to have lost all ground owing to the April consumption tax hike, which looks to have thrown its recovery off its tracks.
Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe, says the Bank of Japan's focus on consumer spending is positive and the country should return to growth in the third quarter.
Yoshito Sakakibara, Executive Director, Investment Research of JP Morgan Asset Management, outlines measures that the central bank can take following a weaker-than-expected quarter.
Shusuke Yamada, Chief Japan FX Strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, outlines his expectations for the Bank of Japan, which will commence a 2-day policy meeting on Thursday.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at JP Morgan Funds, explains why the Bank of Japan will need to continue its monetary easing policy for the next few years.
David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, says the Bank of Japan's policy decision this week may trigger yen weakness.
CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the key market-moving events in Asia this week.
Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says Japan's central bank must ease more if the country wants to avoid a 1994 type recession.
Hayden Briscoe, Director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, explains why he believes the Bank of Japan to unleash further support measures .
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says Japan's consumer price index for June remains "decent" after stripping out the volatility in food and energy prices.
The BOJ's monetary stimulus is being felt around Asia, with its liquidity set to provide a buffer against the Fed's impending tightening.
"We don't like the bond market," BlackRock portfolio manager Dennis Stattman says.
Dennis Stattman, BlackRock portfolio manager, shares his reaction to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony Tuesday. He thinks investors should focus on the Bank of Japan.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, comments on the Japanese market and says it's "all about stock-picking" as the environment remains "quite weak".
Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, explains his optimism for Japan to achieve its 2 percent inflation target.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, says Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda will likely stick to his optimistic view of the economy at the press briefing on Tuesday.
Glenn Levine, Senior Economist at Moody's Analytics, says April's tax hike has made it "tricky" for the central bank to gauge the health of Japan's economy.