The Bank of Japan (日本銀行, Nippon Ginkō) is the central bank of Japan. It is called Nichigin (日銀) for short.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Established in 1882
Bank Governor: Shirakawa Masaaki 白川方明 since April 2008
Base borrowing rate: 0.30%

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For instance, the Bank of Japan's closely watched quarterly "tankan" manufacturer's sentiment gauge fell to a two-year low in March as companies felt the pinch from falling demand for electronic parts ...
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:20 am
He said the rise should be put on hold until the Bank of Japan’s 2% inflation target is reached. Raising the tax now would make it impossible to achieve that target -- a key part of efforts to achieve ...
Posted: May 22, 2019, 11:11 pm
“I don’t see a strong need to introduce regulations,” he added. The Bank of Japan has gobbled up roughly 40% of the JGB market, leading some market players to worry that a lack of liquidity could make ...
Posted: May 22, 2019, 9:51 pm
Hagiuda flagged a Bank of Japan business sentiment report that will be released July 1 as the last economic data point likely to be used in making a decision on the tax ahead of elections. Hagiuda ...
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:27 am
What to Watch for Signs Abe’s Reversing on Japan Sales Tax Hike Koichi Hagiuda -- an Abe ally and senior LDP member -- last month gave the clearest hint yet that the tax increase wasn’t a done deal. ...
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:27 am
The monthly poll, which tracks the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) closely-watched tankan quarterly survey, found manufacturers’ mood expected to rise further over the coming three months. The Reuters Tankan ...
Posted: May 21, 2019, 4:29 pm
This is only mild hyperbole. They've done vastly more monetary stimulus than anyone else, the Bank of Japan's balance sheet makes the Fed's look paltry so many bonds have they bought: Central bank ...
Posted: May 21, 2019, 10:54 am
However, with the government refusing to postpone the hike in sales tax from 8% to 10% in October, an intensifying trade war and Bank of Japan's possibility of missingits 2% inflation target by 2020 ...
Posted: May 21, 2019, 3:58 am
Marcel Thieliant of Capital Economics discusses two reasons why Japan's GDP growth in the first quarter of 2019 posted a surprise expansion, and his prediction for the Bank of Japan's next move. The ...
Posted: May 20, 2019, 12:42 am
Over the past fiscal year, Japanese companies’ planned capital expenditure levels rose to their highest levels in years, according to the Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey. Capital expenditure ...
Posted: May 19, 2019, 9:57 pm
Total assets on the balance sheet of the Bank of Japan at the end of April ticked up from March but were flat with the record in February: ¥562 trillion ($5.1 trillion). The BOJ has been tapering ...
Posted: May 13, 2019, 1:56 pm
The Bank of Japan announced their timeline for the country's interest rates, as the U.S. and Japan gear up for trade talks today. Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Jessica Smith join ...
Posted: April 27, 2019, 8:47 pm