Joe Zidle, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says Tuesday's dismal retail sales will increase pressure on the Bank of Japan to introduce more stimulus, which is good for stocks.» Read More
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA, talks investment opportunities in Japan.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie discusses Abe's tough road ahead trying to reflate economy while avoiding a bond yield blow out.
Tai Hui, Chief Asia Pacific Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds weighs in on the direction key Asian markets are likely to take going forward and the risks investors need to keep an eye out for.
CNBC's Kelly Evans weighs in on Japanese government bond yields soaring to 1 percent.
Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.
Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC that Japan is in the midst of a big monetary experiment, so volatility in equity and bond markets should be seen in that context.
CNBC's Japan correspondent, Kaori Enjoji, reports on the "extremely volatile" Nikkei session which saw record volumes being traded and ended with a 7.3% loss.
Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and senior vice president at Charles Schwab, discusses the "remarkable" drop in the Nikkei and says it was caused by "short-term momentum money".
The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.
Tokyo is proposing a low tax zone for foreign companies to help accelerate economic growth. The proposal, part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy, would aim for the new zone to bring at least part of the capital's corporate tax rate close to those of Singapore and Hong Kong.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, explains that there is still plenty to keep the yen moving and adds that outflows from Japan should continue for the next six months.
Rob Ryan, Director, Market Strategy, APAC at RBS see USD/JPY movements as primarily a U.S. rates story. Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets joins the conversation.
U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.
A chief government spokesman commented that the recent improvements in the Japanese economy show Prime Minister Abe's economic policies are starting to take effect in the real economy. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is not expected to make significant changes at this week's monetary-policy meeting, although policymakers could use the opportunity to calm fears in the bond market.
Peter Whitley, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters says to short AUD/USD and NZD/USD on any rally.
Michael Spencer, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Deutsche Bank says Japan's radical quantitative easing program will not be sufficient to sustain growth. He believes structural reform is more important.
Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment, says the weak economic figures and low inflation globally are supportive of further central banks' action.
Japan's wrong-headed policies doom it to injecting more money into the system, spurring inflation, which will dramatically boost the price of gold, said Euro Pacific Capital's Peter Schiff.
Jose Wynne, head of FX research at Barclays, says central banks, particularly the Fed and BoJ, are looking to push investors out of the risk curve by bidding for bonds.