The yen built further on a round of strong gains since the Bank of Japan meeting, moving to an 18-month high against the dollar. » Read More
Shusuke Yamada, FX strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects policy diversion in Japan and the U.S. to drive the dollar-yen pair from here on.
Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will refrain from over-stimulating the economy on the back of factors such as a tight labor market.
Daiju Aoki, senior economist at UBS, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to hold off from additional monetary easing amid improving economic data, a relatively weak yen and upbeat company earnings.
Asian stocks outside Japan declined on Thursday, as weaker oil prices and expectations of a U.S. rate hike in September curbed risk appetite.
Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & chief Japan economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says the Bank of Japan will likely maintain its massive monetary stimulus and upbeat view of the economy on Friday.
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.
Japan's inflation target remains out of reach, with June core CPI for June barely budging and as households unexpectedly snapped their wallets shut.
BOJ is taking advantage of a gradual rise in food prices, from yogurt and ketchup to "gyudon" beef rice bowls - once a symbol of Japanese deflation.
Ian Plenderleith, chairman of BH Macro, says investors should put their money in equities but make sure they have a diversified portfolio.
Several BOJ members said the impact of the bank's massive stimulus might be fading, June meeting minutes show.
The shift to the digital economy is among the many reasons that US stocks will continue to rise, says economist Peter Morici.
Alexander Treves, Head of Equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains why Japanese officials want to focus more on structural reforms instead of monetary easing.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she expects additional stimulus later this year.
Hartmut Issel, Head of Equity and Macro APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says Beijing's intervention measures are working, but warns that they aren't sustainable.
The Japanese central bank must release a positive outlook in order to impact the yen, warns Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at National Australia Bank.
Negative calls on Japan's market remain few and far between despite a nearly non-stop rally, suggesting building confidence in the economic revival.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist with CLSA, believes the Nikkei's rally still has more room left to run.
Bob Pisani lays out what global events should be on your radar for next week.
Japan's May core machinery orders unexpectedly grew for a third month, reaching a seven-year high and adding to evidence of a pickup in business spending.
Japan's economy is barely growing, its population is falling and wages are stagnant, but investors see surprisingly big opportunities in its property market.