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CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the main risk events in Asia this week.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says components like consumer spending were stronger in the final quarter of 2014.
Paul Krake, founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says both the Bank of Japan and the Abe administration have "lost control over policy tools" to lift inflationary expectations.
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China's officials are turning to Japan for economic history lessons, determined to avoid the long recession and deflation that blighted its neighbor.
With the sales tax hike jacking up the cost of spending, Japanese are consuming less, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research. He also discusses the possibility of a wage hike in March.
Japanese shares outperformed the region by clinching a new multi-year high, as the rest of Asia traded mixed on Thursday.
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.