Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors maintains a bullish stance on the Nikkei despite recent weak data since it's a "policy-driven" market.» Read More
Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.
Japan's January exports rose 17.0 percent on-year, beating expectations, suggesting a weaker yen may be boosting demand for the country's products.
Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics, says the Bank of Japan "has more work to do" in weakening the yen, and could introduce further stimulus soon.
Asian markets enjoyed a higher open on Wednesday, with Tokyo shares at a fresh 8-year high, following a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, explains why he doesn't expect any additional easing anytime soon.
Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.
Takuji Okubo, Principal, Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains the central bank is in no hurry to unveil fresh stimulus.
The Bank of Japan kept its massive monetary stimulus program in place, as widely expected, but calls for the central bank to do more are growing.
Kumar Palghat, director at Kapstream Capital, says bonds are no longer an indication of economic growth, especially in Japan where bond markets are manipulated by the Bank of Japan.
Kozo Yamamoto, lawmaker with the Liberal Democratic Party, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to attain its 2 percent inflation target next year.
Talib Sheikh, portfolio manager in Global Investment Management Solutions, JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses the outlook for Chinese equities. He adds that he prefers going long Japanese shares.
The Bank of Japan will announce additional easing measures but the timing remains uncertain, says Daisuke Nomoto, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Management Investment Advisers.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as a break down in negotiations over Greece, along with a mixed bag of earnings, depressed trading sentiment.
Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says the euro could hit 1.13 to the dollar depending on the ECB meeting minutes due on Thursday and the outcome of Greece's debt negotiations on Friday.
Adarsh Sinha, co-head of Asia Rates and Currencies Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, explains why Greece and its international creditors will reach an agreement this Friday.
Masazumi Wakatabe, professor at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, says the Bank of Japan will be monitoring the effects of its last stimulus package in Tuesday's policy meeting.
Now that Japan's economy is officially out of recession, the Bank of Japan's focus will shift back to inflation, analysts say.
While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.
Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997-1999, says the Japanese yen is coming within the range of 115-120 against the U.S. dollar as the country sees a sustained recovery.
Kathy Matsui, managing director and chief Japan strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, expects corporate governance reforms to drive Japan's return on equity (ROE) to record highs in the next 2-3 years.