The 'Summary' precedes the minutes of that meeting by many, many weeks.

Links to the statement reports are here:

Headlines via Reuters:

  • must be mindful of impact chip shortage, southeast Asia factory shutdowns could affect on capex, corporate funding
  • domestic demand, mainly service-sector, remains stagnant
  • global economy recovering as a trend but seeing signs of slowdown in Chinese growth
  • rise in delta variant in Aug, supply constraints likely to weigh on economy for time being but no need to change BOJ's recovery forecast
  • must carefully look at how rising food, grocery prices affect household spending

more to come