Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda was quick this week to dismiss the chatter the BOJ is debating how to communicate tightening policy:

Friday will bring inflation data from Japan that'll show any talk of BOJ hikes is massively premature.

Data is due at 2330 GMT on Thursday 20 January 2022, which is Friday Japan time.

This snapshot from the ForexLive economic data calendar, access it here .

The times in the left-most column are GMT.

The numbers in the right-most column are the 'prior' (previous month) result.

The number in the column next to that, where is a number, is what is the consensus median expected.

Japan cpi 20 January 2022