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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More regional banks than expected took advantage of an unprecedented program from the Bank of Japan to encourage them to consider mergers or take other measures to speed efforts at boosting ...
Posted: November 26, 2021, 1:11 am
The Bank of Japan said on Friday it had offered payments to nearly 90% of the country's regional lenders under a scheme designed to revitalise the industry by promoting mergers and cost cuts. TOKYO, ...
Posted: November 25, 2021, 10:51 pm
"at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url=" (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday urged companies whose earnings have recovered pre-pandemic levels to raise wages by 3% or more at ...
Posted: November 25, 2021, 9:21 pm
A weak yen, once seen as favourable for Japan's exports-focused economy, has now become a pain point as it eats into household finances and confounds policymakers.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 7:41 pm
The Bank of Japan’s newest board member said she’s seeing a gradual emergence of upward price trends in the country that bears close watching, even as the bank holds its monetary stimulus in place.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 7:30 pm
A consortium made up of approximately 70 Japanese firms said this week they plan to launch a yen-based cryptocurrency in 2022.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 5:35 pm
Over 70 Japanese firms are reportedly looking to make their inception into the cryptocurrency sphere, as they’re seeking to launch a yen-pegged digital currency. In fact, the plans are to launch such ...
Posted: November 25, 2021, 4:25 pm
"at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url=" Leika Kihara and Kantaro Komiya TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is expected to urge the business sector to raise wages by around 3% in ...
Posted: November 25, 2021, 3:33 pm
Despite being one of the most high-tech-friendly societies, Japan is in last place among wealthy nations when it comes to moving to cashless transactions.
Posted: November 24, 2021, 8:35 pm
A consortium of 74 Japanese firms is plans to issue a digital yen that will work similar to bank deposits by the end of 2022, the consortium’s secretariat, DeCurret, said in a white paper and a ...
Posted: November 24, 2021, 1:18 am
A consortium of roughly 70 Japanese firms, including the country's three mega-banks, said it aims to launch a yen-based digital currency in fiscal 2022 after beginning trials in coming months.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 9:36 pm
A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Reuters ...
Posted: November 16, 2021, 9:36 pm