Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda in an interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun, headlines are here from the weekend.

The Japan Times with some more:

  • "At this point, I do not see a need for additional easing ... The underlying trend for prices is steadily improving"
  • "People in the private sector are much more pessimistic than the Bank of Japan"
  • "The price tempo will pick up strongly starting in the second half of this fiscal year"
  • "If the underlying tone for prices changes, naturally we will adjust our monetary policy."
  • "Companies' capital investment planning is quite strong. We are seeing a virtuous cycle from income to expenditure"
  • "China will continue to show stable growth of about 7 percent this year and next"

Nothing much to surprise the markets in the comments from GK