Well, he's not going to be in charge of the central bank by then

  • Regional banks could face challenges in the next 5, 10, 15 years as profits dwindle
  • But BOJ's current easing policies likely won't be intact for such a long period of time
  • Tensions between US and China now go beyond trade and is much more serious than that faced by US and Japan in the 1980's

Much easier to make a statement like that when you're sure you won't be in charge of matters when the time comes. Kuroda was reappointed for a second term back in February and will more than likely stay the course of the full five years of his tenure.

But unless inflation starts creeping back up, don't expect Kuroda to introduce any changes to the central bank's current policies.