Japanese markets have done well because of expansive monetary policy, says Beat Wittmann, co-founder, partner and chairman at Porta Investors.» Read More
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.
Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, discusses his expectations for the Bank of Japan and explains why stocks will underperform unless a pension fund reallocation occurs.
CNBC's Christine Tan breaks down this week's key risk events.
Investors poured funds into Japan stocks last year on hopes of more Bank of Japan easing, but it looks like next week's meeting will disappoint again.
The stage is set for a U.S. dollar breakout in the second half of the year.
Masayuki Kichikawa, Chief Japan Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says the Bank of Japan's comments indicate that it maintains a "cautiously optimistic" view on the country's economy.
Following Japan's May industrial production report, the Bank of Japan will be looking at whether companies are investing again, says Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute.
Freya Beamish, economist at Lombard Street Research, says Japan could be forced to take more aggressive policy action to avoid "an actual crisis".
Charles Beazley, former CEO of Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese Prime Minsiter Shinzo Abe needs corporates to work with his policies.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets for Singapore at Nordea, says the Bank of Japan prefers a weaker yen and may take action faster than expected to curb the strength of its currency.
Expectations interest rates will be lower for longer have spurred "carry trades" funded by low-yielding currencies, but some warn it's not a safe bet.
Michael Hasenstab said that Japan's easy money policy will bolster global liquidity, but he warned that debt conditions there are worrisome.
Jesper Koll, head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, discusses the Japanese economy and says that both consumer spending and business investment is growing.
The dollar was up around a third of a percent against the yen as markets listened to the Bank of Japan's latest comments on policy on Friday.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan's pledge to cut the corporate tax rate will give the country much-needed business investment.
Eisuke Sakakibara, Former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997 to 1999, says the central bank chief may ease at the end of this year or next year.
Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, says the Bank of Japan may only introduce new monetary stimulus in the second quarter of 2015.
Japan stocks have disappointed this year, but some funds are betting companies will finally put their piles of cash to work for shareholders.