Via the Nikkei:

  • The Bank of Japan will consider extending a program designed to provide low-interest loans for financial institutions that boosted lending, in order to supplement monetary easing and stimulate demand for funds among businesses (Mike had news on this, here and Adam also)
  • The BOJ plans to discuss prolonging the measure by a year beyond the March 31 projected end date at its a monetary policy meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday (20 and 21 January 2015)
  • Will make a final decision by its next meeting, scheduled for February 17-18