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.» Read More
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.
Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.
John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management, discusses the Bank of Japan's decision to keep its monetary stimulus in place on Tuesday.
The Bank of Japan concludes a two-day policy meeting later on Tuesday and no action is expected, says John Doyle, Director of Markets at Tempus. He expects the central bank to ramp up monetary stimulus in June.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses Japan's below-view fourth-quarter economic growth data and record current account deficit for January.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says the market is over-expectant about the possibility that the Bank of Japan will introduce more aggressive easing.
Fred Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says Japan's numbers aren't as bad as people made them out to be and do not "rhyme" with the reality of the country's economy.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why he thinks the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to start easing in the second quarter.
Glen Wood, Head of Sales, Global at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, explains why he's still positive on Japan, despite Monday's weak GDP data.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is likely to ease interest rates only in the months ahead.
Saktiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says dollar-yen could retreat further as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not likely to make any move before April's sales-tax hike.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank, explains why he's still positive on Prime Minister Abe's policies.
Japan offers bigger potential returns due to a supportive central bank, Stephen Parker says.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan, discusses how monetary policy is hurting Japanese shares.
Aaron Smith, Pecora Capital, says the Japanese currency won't weaken further unless the Bank of Japan (BOJ) unleashes more stimulus.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, says the U.S. Federal Reserve has dealt with the normalization of monetary policy well, but it is "premature" to discuss this in Japan.
David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist at DailyFX, says that while Shinzo Abe's comments at the World Economic Forum won't invoke much reaction, it does reinforce expectations for further easing.
Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, says investors should be paying more attention to April's sales tax hike, rather than the Bank of Japan's decision.
Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management explains why he's still bullish on Japan.
Takuji Okubo, Principal, Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, thinks the Bank of Japan should introduce more stimulus soon if they see the economy weakening.