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Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at TIAA-CREF, examines the factors that may weaken the Japanese yen further and discusses whether currency is the only driver of the Nikkei 225 index.
Japanese workers need to earn more to spend more, says Alexander Treves, head of equities, Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.
With a potential Fed rate hike as a tailwind, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful.
If the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates this year, will it have a negative impact on emerging markets. Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, weighs in.
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, tells CNBC that while the central bank is not aware of any asset bubbles, it will continue to carefully monitor the financial system.
Japan's retail sales rose 5.0 percent in the year to April, bolstering the BOJ's view that consumer spending is picking up in a recovering economy.
Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, says there is a danger of competitive devaluation between Europe and Japan and adds that Japan needs to roll out more comprehensive reforms.
Riad Younes, co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, says improvements in corporate governance are driving Japan's equity market and discusses the effect of a weak yen.
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says factors such as a possible "significant wage increase" put the central bank on track to achieve 2 percent inflation.
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, says the movements of the Japanese yen are in line with economic fundamentals.
The Bank of Japan's decision makers remained concerned their 2 percent inflation goal would be difficult to keep, meeting minutes show.
Japan is seeing the initial stages of corporate reform, alongside the discussion of Prime Minister Abe's "third arrow", says Eric Robertsen, head of Global Macro Strategy at Standard Chartered.
Factors such as improved corporate governance will buoy Japanese equities, says Nicholas Weindling, fund manager at JP Morgan Asset Management.
As global central banks remain in easing mode, one needs to ask whether the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a stronger dollar, says Roger Bridges, global rates & currencies strategist at Nikko Asset Management.
The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.
Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, says the Bank of Japan does not see the need to stimulate the economy further. He later explains why he agrees with the BOJ's upbeat economic view.
Ben Collett, head of Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses the Bank of Japan's policy decision on Friday and explains what that means for investors.
Derek Halpenny, European head of Global Markets Research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, says June 5 could be D-Day for Greece if it fails to make a payment to the International Monetary Fund.
Martin Schulz, international equity investment director at PNC, says the upbeat growth report signals the "beginning of a better recovery in Japan" and the central bank will likely stand pat on policy in the near term.
The Bank of Japan may be intent on keeping its easy monetary policy, but it could run out of bonds to buy, and be forced into tapering next year.