An overnight piece that hit Reuters:

His headline comments hit during the London time (here), Reuters with a bit more a recap.

  • "I think the BOJ wouldn't take further action right now"
  • "Probably it will be a wise decision."
  • "The BOJ's negative-rate policy ended up fanning further anxiety in financial markets, which lessened the impact in terms of weakening the yen"
  • "I wish the yen would fall a little bit"
  • "I wouldn't say the yen is too strong at the moment,"

Hamada is an economics professor at Yale university

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ICYMI, its BOJ day, a few previews: