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.» Read More
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to put at the top of the Bank of Japan two officials with different views on how to beat deflation, which could complicate decision-making in an already split board.
Talk of a stimulus-minded pick for the Bank of Japan sends the yen lower and Friday's credit-rating cut dents the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.
Japan's government is likely to nominate Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda, an advocate of aggressive monetary easing.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities explains why he believes the yen will continue to weaken.
As the markets await a new BoJ governor, Donald Hanna, Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group tells CNBC's Cash Flow which positions to take.
Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy & Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management says Japanese companies are not shareholder friendly and that returns on capital are miserable.
Tomo Kinoshita, chief economist, Japan, at Nomura International, tells CNBC why Japan's monetary easing means the next BoJ governor will inherit a much more positive situation than that of his predecessor.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners says whoever is the next BoJ governor will support the government's policies which will lift Japan's equity market.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, talks about the candidates for the post of chief of the Bank of Japan.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole says the Japanese yen has failed to sustain movement around the 94 level. He does not see continued upward momentum for the JPY in the short term.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says there is a blurring in the distinction between Japan's fiscal and monetary policies. He discusses Toshiro Muto's lead in the running to be the next Bank of Japan chief.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank says the euro is still far away from a level that would weaken the growth outlook for the euro zone.
Ulrich Leuchtmann, Global Head of FX Research at Commerzbank AG says there are a lot of expansionary policies from the Bank of Japan which leads to questions whether the ECB will do the same.
Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says the Bank of Japan will resume purchases in January 2014.
Former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia at Bank Julius Baer said Japan would likely continue expanding its balance sheet whether or not it was criticized by the other G20 leaders. He noted that other central banks such as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are doing the same to support their economies.
Eddie Tam, CIO at Central Asset Investments is bearish on Japan, adding that the Nikkei could hit 12,000 and yen could hit 100 against the USD in the next few months.
As a weak yen drives Japanese stocks higher, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick asked Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso if he believed the G-20 endorsed Tokyo's domestic stimulus plans.
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has told CNBC he's satisfied that the Group of 20 (G-20) nations "understood" that his country was not trying to artificially manipulate its currency.
Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, tells CNBC that despite what the G20 are saying, there is a currency war taking place. Although Japan won't be able to maintain their aggressive weakening of the yen.