Market expectations before the latest BOJ meeting decision were 'through the roof' and the BOJ did not meet all of them, says Natixis economist, Kohei Iwahara.
The Bank of Japan pledged to increase purchases of exchange-traded funds but kept interest rates steady on Friday.
The market had its hopes up that the BOJ would expand JGB buying but that did not happen, explains WisdomTree Japan KK's CEO, Jesper Koll.
StanChart's chief economist for Asia, David Mann, gives his take on the BOJ's options.
The BOJ may decide to increase asset purchases but not change interest rates at its latest meeting, says StanChart's chief economist for Asia, David Mann.
John Woods of Credit Suisse outlines his top markets for income-generating assets.
Japan aims a lot of firepower at keeping its currency weak, but a stronger yen might be just what it really needs, said Saxo Bank's CIO Steen Jakobsen.
Amid high expectations for fresh stimulus, CLSA's Nicholas Smith believes the market is primed for BOJ disappointment on Friday.
The bar to surprise the market is quite high, which further complicates the central bank's monetary policy decision on Friday, noted Qian Wang of Vanguard.
The dollar fell against the yen as expectations faded of the Bank of Japan delivering a radical stimulus package this week.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports on tomorrow's big meeting at the Bank of Japan.
The Bank of Japan starts its two-day meeting ahead of next week's fiscal stimulus announcement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The bank sees a gradual shift towards 'helicopter money' by advanced economies as countries struggle to boost growth.
Asia markets closed mixed on Thursday as investors digested fresh earnings reports and awaited the outcome of the Bank of Japan's two-day policy meeting.
Citi has forecast a “gradual shift towards helicopter money” by advanced economies, as countries struggle to boost growth and inflation in uncertain geopolitical climes.
Japan's workforce needs more female workers and more flexible immigration policies to encourage dynamism, says Standard Chartered's Eric Robertson.
Macquarie's Gareth Berry reckons there needs to be joint statement from the MOF and BOJ on Friday to exert upward pressure on dollar/yen.
The BOJ will not cut rates further, especially after the backlash from January negative rates policy move, says Standard Chartered's Eric Robertson.
TD Ameritrade's Steven Quirk and CIti's Todd Elmer discuss whether or not the market is anticipating a Fed rate hike this year.
JPMorgan Investment Bank's Laura Fitzsimmons is expecting an increase JGB and ETF purchases as well as a cut in deposit rates.